As Disney continues to dig into its vast catalogue of beloved animated hits to recreate as live-action movies, some potential casting news for the studio’s upcoming remake of The Lion King is causing the Beyhive to buzz.
“Insiders stress that the Grammy winner has not made a decision regarding the film yet, as the star is pregnant with twins,” reports Variety. “But since it’s a voice-acting role, sources say the studio and director will do whatever it takes to accommodate her schedule.”
Twitter users are already getting their hopes up.
Me: I don't need a Lion King remake-
Them: Beyoncé is gonna voice Nala
Me: ahhhhhhh zabenyaaaaaaaa pic.twitter.com/MM5cVraQ6e
— lapis lazuli (@ALovely_DAE) March 31, 2017
Beyoncé has such a soothing voice. It's literally fit for a Queen, and guess what Nala is a Queen. pic.twitter.com/iretzFMhQP
— . (@clearlyiconic) March 31, 2017
— Samantha Highfill (@samhighfill) March 31, 2017
BEYONCE BETTER PLAY NALA IMAGINE IT pic.twitter.com/BTJkWgS2PR
— be yonce (@lemonbeys) March 31, 2017
If Beyoncé does take on the role, she’ll be joining the already-cast Donald Glover (Simba) and James Earl Jones, who’ll once again lend his distinctive pipes to the role of Mufasa, Simba’s regal father.
Given the recent box office success of Disney’s Emma Watson-starring Beauty and the Beast remake, reimagining The Lion King is a total no-brainer; the 1994 movie remains one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time, raking in a whopping $968.5 million worldwide.