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Report: Beyonce In Final Negotiations For ‘Lion King’ Movie / Set To Record & Produce Afro Flavored Soundtrack

Published: Monday 31st Jul 2017 by Sam

Beyonce is gearing up to return to the big screen – and in a big way!

For, new reports suggest the singer will indeed star in Disney’s remake of ‘The Lion King’ and there’s a musical component too.

Dive below for details…

The tea was poured by the reliable TBHT.

Citing a source close to negotiations, Mrs Carter is about to sign on the dotted line – for a whopping $25 million.

Beyond starring as Nahla (a wish expressed by director John Favreau), Bey has reportedly requested a clause (which appears to have been granted) that will see her create and curate new material for an Afro-Tribal inspired soundtrack. New songs would be recorded by her and old favourites from the original movie also featured.

Ever on her business hustle, the report adds that the soundtrack will be released via Bey’s Parkwood Entertainment imprint in conjunction with Columbia Records. It’ll also be supported by a full promotional run – including interviews (something the singer has shunned for years) and music videos.

Other names currently tied to the live-action flick include Donald Glover (as Simba) and James Earl Jones (Mufasa).

‘Lion King’ was originally released in 1994 and is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time, generating almost $1 Billion worldwide. $968.5 million to be exact.

Its music score is also notable, especially for Elton John‘s now iconic ‘Circle Of Life.’

Could Beyonce be about to unleash a new classic of her own? Stay tuned.

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Yes, yes, and yes!

This would be all sorts of epic.

Disney have proven they can pull off big budget revivals and breathe life into told tales in exciting new ways.

Now, with Beyonce seemingly on board, this could well be their most successful reboot yet. The music angle has us all sorts of amped as well.

Your thoughts?

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  1. The Kpop Guy, Matt~ July 31, 2017

    How about getting an AFRICAN artist to do this though?

    • Tim Brown July 31, 2017

      IA

    • Suicide Blonde July 31, 2017

      Right, isn’t she European? 🤣

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler July 31, 2017

        She’s from Houston Texas….

    • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler July 31, 2017

      James Earl Jones and Donald Glover aren’t African. So what’s your point ?

      • Suicide Blonde July 31, 2017

        But she thinks she’s French.

      • Natalia July 31, 2017

        Beyonce is AFRICAN AMERICAN and an advocate of African American culture. When has she ever claimed to be French you moron?

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler July 31, 2017

        @Suicide
        When did Beyonce state that she was French? Inquiring minds are dying to know

      • bigmanoncampus27 August 2, 2017

        Exactly!

    • 👧 + ✈ = 💀 July 31, 2017

      She cant even speak properly

    • Jay August 1, 2017

      You are pitiful. Beyonce is AFRICAN. Her ethnic group is African American. Her DNA IS AFRICAN. Just like Asian Americans are STILL ASIAN. African is GENETICS DESPITE SELF HATERS AND DELUSIONAL PEOPLE WITH NO SENSE. One is either African, Asian, or European. When Beyonce takes those wigs off its WEST AFRICAN HAIR. Whoelse has hair like that? Se could essence be an IGBO LADY.

      • D August 2, 2017

        If Beyonce did one of those DNA tests she will find that there is a big chunk of United Kingdom in her make up. Maybe close to 50 percent judging from her complexion. I’m just sayin…

  2. Gigi July 31, 2017

    She’s a terrible actress

    • Crookly July 31, 2017

      Man! the whole movie theater would probably be sleep or on their phones when her scenes come on. LOL!

      • Starxavi July 31, 2017

        Luckily this will be a live action movie so it will be in the same vein as the latest Jungle Book remake….this means that you would see a lioness on screen but hear Beyonce’s voice.

    • Kanyade August 1, 2017

      She might be “a terrible actress” but best believe the theater will be packed, folks will show up to see her and the rest of the cast recreate this classic.

      • Lanafan1 August 2, 2017

        It’s the f****** Lion King. People would show up either way! Cut the bs!

  3. Mary July 31, 2017

    No one cares but y’all thatgrapejuice. She is terrible at acting. All her fans say agree with it!!

  4. Tim Brown July 31, 2017

    Lord forgive me, but Mrs.Carter cannot act…💔

  5. eric July 31, 2017

    One more movie I will skip.

  6. Suicide Blonde July 31, 2017

    Sam has been dreaming about a Beyoncé doing an album with African music for years now, on topic, she’s a terrible actress.

    • JOHNVIDAL August 1, 2017

      I think even Mariah can be better if she tries.

  7. Alexander July 31, 2017

    You know it will only be her voice not actually her like you don’t understand that right or are y’all just too dumb to realize that?!? 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Y’all are sitting here saying she can ask but her coins are still coming in off the movie in the music 🎶 so y’all’s opinions don’t matter hahaha

    • bigmanoncampus27 August 2, 2017

      When will they understand that. Beyonce is not bothered.

  8. We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler July 31, 2017

    WINNING.

    • Crookly July 31, 2017

      At not acting

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler July 31, 2017

        The Lion King is one of the highest grossing films of all time. This is major #WINNING

      • ??? July 31, 2017

        and what does that have to do with scammeryonce?

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler July 31, 2017

        Everything! Because she’s going to be a part of it

  9. The Kpop Guy, Matt~ July 31, 2017

    well, to me, her best song to date is Grown woman, and that sounds african i think.
    hope she just lends her voice for singing though

  10. 💎Yellow Diamonds💎 July 31, 2017

    I love bey but that acting voice is not it.

  11. Malike July 31, 2017

    Beyoncé is African American it funny how y’all call her European but just last year yall was saying she hates white people and now I can see African people from Africa going to have a issue as well all I have to say is if they wanted her to do it that final like it or not and she really not acting it going to be a voice over she done this before in the epic movie and she did some kids show I forgot what it was called and it rumors that she producing the entire soundtrack …Afro theme is cool and she is African idk y y’all saying she isn’t I’m African as well just not born in Africa

    • Betty clayton August 1, 2017

      None of us are African we are Israelites from the tribe of Judah Africans sold us not slavery

  12. TrellBeyLike July 31, 2017

    Beyoncé can’t act but this director was calling for her, just like Clint Eastwood called on her for Star years ago. Lmao stay mad. This will slay and motha will have a 2 billion box office gross.

    • Kris July 31, 2017

      This is nothing but the truth. Beyonce might not be the best actress, but her ability to bring in an audience is undeniable. Can’t say the same about others…. more specifically Rihanna. Let’s not act like Valerian isn’t flopping harder than Ciara’s 10th solo album. 177M budget and it has only made 30M in two weeks.

      • Datredd23 July 31, 2017

        Rihanna had a 15 minute scene gtfoh!

      • Starxavi July 31, 2017

        having a cameo in a movie and carrying a movie are two different things. Rihanna had a cameo in Valerian she was not the main star of the movie.

      • Kanyade August 1, 2017

        No need to bring up Rihanna.

        There’s room and success for all at the table.

    • ??? July 31, 2017

      and both eastwood and scammeryonce were both booted from that movie. fool yourselves all you want, hollywood ain’t checking for this non acting h0. her smoke & mirrors team keep trying to line her up with projects that are ALREADY billion dollar grossing vehicles. this b*tch aint no box office draw, look at cadillac records lmao.

  13. Tru Voice July 31, 2017

    Good for her. I hope she incorporates some others artists, as well. Idk about her in this role hit good she is getting the coins and is rising her star in to legendary status. This is dope.

    Reminds me when Whitney ran soundtracks with her movies in the 90s.

    • JOHNVIDAL August 1, 2017

      This has nothing to do with Whitney. She had monumental success with songs for films. Beyonce has had none still.

  14. Natalia July 31, 2017

    The directors are after her. People can stay upset!

  15. TruthTeller July 31, 2017

    LMAO @ the haters scrambling to come up with a legit reason to hate on this. Beyonce is about to slay the music scene along with the movie box office. LOL @ the haters questioning her ancestry. I don’t see you questioning Danny Glover or James earl Jones. Of coz we all know when it comes to Beyonce, logic and common sense doesn’t register with them. Beyonce has done animation, and has a fantastic voice for it. Oh the rest of the decade is about to be lit, suffer haters! LMAO!

    • ??? July 31, 2017

      Lmao, b*tch Danny Glover & James Earl Jones are bonafide BLACK Oscar winning ACTORS, not fruadulent skin bleaching blonde wig wearing pop stars lmao. And that animation she did was an epic FLOP tho lmao….

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler July 31, 2017

        Donald Glover and Danny Glover are two completely different people ya big DUMBY. DONALD GLOVER is Childish Gambino’s real name. He’s a newcomer in the game and hasnt even won any major awards yet. Sit down and do some f****** research.

  16. fatusankoh July 31, 2017

    Yes queen Bey good luck I can’t wait to see it with my family it will be good more blessing

  17. ??? July 31, 2017

    Lmao. bugs keep trying to run that line about scammeryonce being a box office draw, yet she never pulls in box office returns or tv ratings lol. remember a star is born bugs? oh wait, she got kicked off of that one lmao, what about cadillac records? lmao exactly. and don’t come at me with movies she was in that were already money makers, not here for her coattail riding lmao. l

    • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler July 31, 2017

      Lol tell that not bye! You’re just salty because Valerian flopped. Rihanna wishes that she could be a part of a movie franchise as successful as the Lion King

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler July 31, 2017

        *boy

      • Datredd23 July 31, 2017

        Rihanna is doing amazing sweetie just stop

      • ??? July 31, 2017

        Lmao so youre gonna act like that animation movie scammeryonce did wasn’t a bigger FLOP than valerian bug? Lmao try again insect…

      • We are the grandchildren of the slaves you couldn’t kill – tyler July 31, 2017

        But the gag is, Valerian is a bigger flop. That movie had a budget of over 350 million dollars

      • Kanyade August 1, 2017

        It “flopped” in the US.

    • Natalia July 31, 2017

      SEETHE

  18. DanYiel Iman July 31, 2017

    Beyoncé haters drive miles to throw salt on her name yet her worth keeps rising with the hate of it all!! WerQ Beyoncé & keep “Shining & Winning!!”

    • Datredd23 July 31, 2017

      Samething for you then hypocrite, you constantly hate on Rih in every single one of her posts! Yet she keeps winning and breaking records every month !

    • ??? July 31, 2017

      where’s shining at on the charts? lmao….

  19. Alex July 31, 2017

    Let’s see what the USUAL haters have to say! #Beyhive #Sheaintgoingnowhere

  20. Just Saying July 31, 2017

    Wow. This is huge and iconic. I think she’s a great choice for Lioness Nahla. Like or not Beyonce is one of, if not the biggest representation of female black power today.

  21. RoyalKev July 31, 2017

    This woman is truly aaaahmazing! She’s always breathing new life into something! It’s her gift! I can’t wait to see all this unfold! I’m so glad I’ve been able to witness Yonce rule the last 2 decades like this! She’s such a gem!

  22. Mister Rice July 31, 2017

    Tiwa Savage would be more fitting for this.

  23. Gem July 31, 2017

    Bey is a success story. I do believe that this animated film would be one of the biggest with ideas from her husband who have been an activist in her success. A little twist can be included where a star would be born. Just my thoughts. Hopefully me lol.

  24. MessyJessy July 31, 2017

    20 years in the game and she is NOT SLOWING DOWN!!!! Her staying Power and relevancy speaks for itself. God blessed her with talent and she took it and ran with it. You don’t have to like her music but respect her hustle. What other Black Artist from her generation do you know is still around and doing the things she is? I WILL WAIT.

  25. Queen Nicki speaks the truth July 31, 2017

    The Luon King is based on Moses and religion something she knows nothing about!

    • Queen Nicki speaks the truth July 31, 2017

      Lion

  26. …I HATE WHITE B******. AND ….. BLACK BIT..,,,HES…both. Not ish.. July 31, 2017

    FUC. ..THE FILM…BLACKS. BE Careful .

    BLACKS..BE CAREFUL. ..AND STICK TOGETHER. ..they are trying to destroy your race out of jealousy. .
    .YOU MUST BAN TOGETHER

  27. kenny August 1, 2017

    It’s fux
    king awesome

  28. Jay August 1, 2017

    When will she tour Africa? She sure does love Europe. I’m over her wearing the clothing, but won’t even step foot to perform on her homeland. Thats messed up. Same way she used Africans in America police brutality to sell her weak album.

    • Omar August 1, 2017

      What are you talking about ? She performed numerous times in Africa since the beginning of her career, and has even sang the national anthem of Nigérian when she was doing her concert there in 2007. She also performed in Ethiopia, South Africa, Egypt…. etc. She even done few dates in Africa for her I AM…. Tour in 2009-2010.

      Are you even African?

  29. JOHNVIDAL August 1, 2017

    I´m calling it already: it´ll be worse than the original. The original score and soundtrack was phenomenal. Probably the best ever in Disney. Not to mention every single attempt at recreating a past phenomenon is being worse: see the duet with Arianaa nd John for Beauty and the Beast compared to the success and quality of the original.
    This is a nice move for Beyonce though cause anything Lion King is huge. There hasn´t been an animated film as successful as that one since it was released (and no, mediocre Frozen is not, adjusted by inflation it is a minor hit compared to Lion King).

    • Elias August 1, 2017

      It’s a nice move for Beyoncé in deed. I don’t know about the film or how well she will perform her role. But as far as the soundtrack, Beyoncé could do something EPIC like she did for the Cadillac Records soundtrack. Beyoncé’ -“Trust in me” destroys anything that Celine has ever done (vocally) with her nasal strained vocals 🤷🏻‍♂️

      • JOHNVIDAL August 2, 2017

        You could have kept your attempt at shade because Celine Dion was not the topic. That´s just you being pressed.
        One thing is clear, this illusion some Beyonce fans have that her voice is better or more special than Celine´s is only a thing among Beyonce´s fanbase. The world thinks differently. Stats say it all too. The fact that celine was given some of the most epic ballads ever and had the biggest success ever along with Whitney due to her stunning and hair-raising mid-belts doesn´t mean that´s all she can do. It´s a common mistake Beyonce fans who leave in their own buble make too. Beyonce did what where in which forgotten soundtrack from the past? LOL It´s like when her fans try to make Listen pass as a hit or a song the world remembers (her ONLY real ballad released as a single or at leats promoted) just because contestants who happen to be Beyponce fans in shows like American Idol sing that song when they have to do Beyonce LOL It´s a typical “argument” I´m often given to supposedly prove Beyonce´s vocal impact or something. Stop it, Beyonce could only dream of having the type of monumental and special voice Celine Dion or Whitney Houston had.

  30. Alex Mitchell August 1, 2017

    Please let her sing Shadowland

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