Beyonce may be going from King Bey to the “Lion King.”
Sources tell Variety that Bey is director Jon Favreau’s top choice to voice Nala in Disney’s upcoming live-action reboot.
According to the site:
The Grammy winner has not made a decision regarding the film yet, as the star is pregnant with twins. But since it’s a voice-acting role, sources say the studio and director will do whatever it takes to accommodate her schedule.
The “Formation” singer blindsided the world with news of her pregnancy in early February and dropped out as a Coachella headliner by month’s end. She’s since kept a low profile, only recently being seen at the Hollywood premiere for Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast.
So far, Donald Glover is on board to voice Simba and James Earl Jones is reprising his role as Simba’s father, Mufasa.
This would mark Beyonce’s first film role since lending her voice to the Fox animated film Epic. Her other major movie credits include the 2009 thriller Obsessed, the 2006 movie musical Dreamgirls, and the 2002 Mike Myers comedy Austin Powers in Goldmember.