Beyoncé has shared an audio clip from her role in the live-action remake of The Lion King ahead of the film's release next month.

The singer posted the clip of her character, Nala, to YouTube.

She tells the film's hero, Simba: "Simba, you have to take your place as king. We need you. Come home."

The music icon joins Donald Glover as Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar and James Earl Jones - who is reprising his role from the original movie as Mufasa - in the remake.

The voice cast also includes Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, John Kani as Rafiki, John Oliver as Zazu, Eric Andre as Azizi, Florence Kasuma as Shenzi and Keegan-Michael Key as Kamari. JD McCrary plays the Young Simba and Shahadi Wright Joseph plays the Young Nala.

The Lion King, which is directed by The Jungle Book's Jon Favreau, opens in cinemas on Friday, July 19.