The Lion King is shaping up to be Disney’s best live-action movie yet.
Rumor has it Beyoncé is wanted for the reboot, but will Queen B say yes?
Sources say director Jon Favreau, who also directed the live-action reboot of The Jungle Book, has the Lemonade singer as his top choice for the voice of Nala in the new film, according to The Jasmine Brand.
The 35-year-old has not been confirmed.
Reportedly, the expectant mom hasn’t made a decision yet, but insiders say that, since it’s a voice-acting role, the film is willing to accommodate her schedule.
It wouldn’t be surprising if Beyoncé waited until after the birth of her twins to make a decision either way.
Already tapped to star in the film are Atlanta star Donald Glover, who will play Simba, and James Earl Jones, who’s reprising his role as Simba’s father, Mufasa.
Whether or not Queen B takes the role, the film already has a great cast.
If the “Sorry” singer does take the role, this will be a nice addition to her already lengthy film résumé.
In the past she’s starred in Obsessed, Cadillac Records, Dreamgirls, The Pink Panther, The Fighting Temptations, and Austin Powers in Goldmember.
She also received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Deena Jones in Dreamgirls.
By Zakiya Jamal