Disney’s "Lion King" live-action reboot is getting in formation.
Beyonce is director Jon Favreau's top choice to voice Nala in the upcoming remake, Variety reports.
Sources told Variety that 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 songstress announced her pregnancy in early February and dropped out as a Coachella headliner by month’s end. Lady Gaga will replace the “Single Ladies” singer at the desert music and arts festival next month.
Donald Glover is on board to voice Simba and James Earl Jones is reprising his role as Simba’s father, Mufasa.
People took to Twitter about the rumors.
Beyoncé voicing Nala, yes yes yes. Praying this happens, omg I'm shooketh. 🙏🙏🙏🙏— saffiya (@beyawnsy) March 31, 2017
Favreau is directing with Jeff Nathanson writing. The film is being fast-tracked, even as Favreau begins development on his sequel to the recent hit “The Jungle Book.”
“Lion King” was originally released in 1994 and is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time, ultimately hauling in $968.5 million worldwide.
However, not everyone is excited.