Will Beyoncé Take the Bait for This Role in the 'Lion King' Remake?

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 05:  Beyonce performs onstage during the 2015 Budweiser Made in America Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 5, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)

Will Beyoncé Take the Bait for This Role in the 'Lion King' Remake?

We certainly hope so.

Published March 31, 2017

How far exactly would you be willing to go to ensure that none other than Beyoncé is involved in your production?

According to a recent report, one studio might just be willing to go the distance to get Queen Bey to sign on to their remake of Disney's Lion King.

As reported, director Jon Favreau has eyes on Beyoncé and is anxiously praying to have her sign on to lend her voice to play the character of Nala.

At this point in the film, Donald Glover has been recruited to voice Simba and James Earl Jones will be reprising his role as Simba's father, Mufasa. With those two major players already involved, having Beyoncé in the mix would definitely help add to the story's legendary magic.

According to an insider source, Bey has not yet made a decision regarding the offer. Additionally, it has been reported that Favreau will do "whatever it takes" to accommodate her schedule.

If Bey does sign on, likely after the birth of her twins, it would mark her first film role since being involved in the Fox animated film, Epic, in 2013.

Imagining Beyoncé's iconic voice as Nala definitely sounds like it'd be worth the process to lock down a commitment from her, even though we can imagine the stakes are high. Prayers up, y'all.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Anheuser-Busch)


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