Queen Bey as Nala in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of “The Lion King”? Hell yeah!
According to Variety, Beyoncé is director Jon Favreau’s (of “The Jungle Book” fame) first choice to voice the film’s lead lioness. However, sources added that the Grammy-winning songstress has yet to make a decision as she is pregnant with twins.
But it seems like Favreau will do whatever it takes to get Beyoncé on board. Sources also said that he’ll even shift her voice recording sessions according to her schedule.
If she agrees to voice Nala, this would mark her first film role since lending her voice Fox’s “Epic” in 2013. Beyoncé’s other movie credits include “Austin Powers in Goldmember” (2002), “Obsessed” (2006), “Dreamgirls” (2009).
Disney’s “The Lion King” was originally released in 1994 and is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time (it grossed USD968.5 million worldwide!). The upcoming live-action adaption will star Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino (of “Atlanta” fame) as Simba. Moreover, James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the 1994 animated classic, will reprise his role as Simba’s father.
Other Disney’s live-action adaption include “Alice in Wonderland” (2010), “Maleficent” (2014), “Cinderella” (2015), “The Jungle Book” (2016), and “Beauty and the Beast” (2017). It was also reported that the studio is also planning to remake “Mulan”, “Aladdin”, “Sword in the Stone”, and “The Little Mermaid”.