Press Play: Director Jon Favreau Talks Tapping Beyoncé For ‘The Lion King,’ And More

Absolutely everyone is going crazy for the live-action remake of The Lion King, starring , , , and more. Ahead of the film dropping on July 19, director hit up Jimmy Kimmel Live! and dished on how he’s the cool guy at home now because he got to work with Bey.

“When I heard she wanted to do it, I knew I was a made man at home,” Jon said. “Because I have wife and two daughters, and they’re both teenagers, and for the first time in about four years I held their attention at dinner.”

Hilarious. Watch him speak on it up top.

In case you missed it, Netflix is dropping a new thriller next week, starring .

“Newlywed Jennifer (Brenda Song) is brutally attacked at a dark rest stop,” a synopsis reads. “While healing from her injuries, she can’t recall anything from her past, including the ordeal. Her husband, Russell (Mike Vogel), is just thankful she’s alive and eager to get her home. As he reintroduces her to their secluded mountain estate, Detective Page (Dennis Haysbert) pursues Jennifer’s assailant — his own daughter went missing and was never found. The same fate now awaits Jennifer, unless someone realizes that her loving caretaker is actually her captor.” 

Tune in July 18.

As fans continue to mourn the loss of , Disney has reportedly decided to honor the fallen star by canceling its Descendants 3 premiere event. Disney will instead “donate to a charity close to him in his honor,” TMZ reports.