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Is Beyonce Joining the Cast of ‘The Lion King’? Maybe

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Beyonce performs at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Beyonce may be the queen of music, a super mom, a supportive partner, and a business mogul, but she might just be adding another thing to her already crowded plate–star of the Lion King.

The Houston native has only appeared in a handful of acting roles over the years, but rumor has it she’s at the top of Jon Favreau’s list to star in the live-action remake of the classic Disney filmVariety reports the director wants Bey to provide the voice for Nala, one of the leads of the beloved film.

The highly-anticipated remake already snagged Donald Glover to be the voice of Simba and James Earl Jones is reprising his role as Mufasa. But Beyonce has yet to sign on to the project because she’s pregnant with twins. Despite this, Favreau–who recently directed The Jungle Book remake–apparently really wants the singer in the film and is willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. And we can’t blame him.

The Lion King was originally released in 1994 and become one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time, spawning a sequel and a popular Broadway musical.


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