Everybody wants to be involved with Beyoncé. The singer, actress, and icon seems to change the game with every step she makes, and for many, she made one of the best movies of 2016 with “Lemonade,” the visual accompaniment to her album. At the moment, she’s preparing to give birth to twins (which forced Beyoncé to cancel on Coachella), but that doesn’t mean the offers still aren’t coming.
Variety reports that Jon Favreau has reached out to Beyoncé for a voice role in his forthcoming live-action “The Lion King.” She’s being eyed for the part of Nala, and if she comes aboard, she’d join Donald Glover, who’s playing Simba, and James Earl Jones, who is reprising his role from the animated classic as Mufasa. All this being said, nothing is signed, but apparently Disney are moving mountains for Beyoncé to make the movie and working around her schedule, because she is Beyoncé.
There’s no release date yet for “The Lion King,” but it’s expected to start shooting this year.