It has been confirmed that Beyonce will be playing the role of Nala in the upcoming Disney “Lion King” remake. Two words. HOLY. SHIT. In March, Variety reported that Beyonce, is director Jon Favreau’s top choice to voice Nala. Since then, fans of Beyonce (and to be fair, who isn’t a fan of Queen Bey?) have been eagerly awaiting the confirmation.
Well, wait no more because Beyonce has just confirmed her involvement via a post on her official Facebook account. Check it out below.
The Facebook post also lists the rest of the voice cast, which reveals that Keegan-Michael Key will be playing a hyena named Kamari. Other previously confirmed voice casts include Donald Glover as Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Oliver as Zazu, John Kani as Rafiki, Seth Rogen as Pumba and the return of legendary James Earl Jones as Mufasa. James Earl Jones voiced Mufasa in the original “The Lion King” as well as Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” franchise.
“The Lion King” remake will be helmed by Jon Favreau who also helmed the critical and box office hit (US$966.5 million at the global box office ), “The Jungle Book”. Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” made waves all over the world by pushing the limits of CGI. Seriously, watching the movie, one would find it hard to believe that the entirety of the film, besides Mowgli (Neel Sethi), is CGI.
While many were initially against the idea of a “The Lion King” remake, Favreau’s work on “The Jungle Book” definitely won people over. “The Lion King” will also use performance-capture technology and computer-generated imagery to bring its characters to life. And in case you’re wondering, the movie will definitely include songs from the original classic. BEYONCE SINGING IN “THE LION KING” MOVIE? TAKE MY MONEY!!
Source: Beyonce’s Facebook