Beyonce is a proven draw – both on the charts and at the box office.
Indeed, beyond her otherworldly success as an artist, Queen Bey has made quite the mark on the big screen in films such as ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘The Pink Panther.’
Such is her pull the director of the ‘Lion King’ live-action remake is reportedly committed to securing her for the film.
Variety revealed that Bey is director Jon Favreau‘s top choice to voice the role of Nala.
The star, who is heavily pregnant with twins, has not made a concrete decision just yet, but all involved are said to making whatever accommodations necessary to ensure she’s on-board.
Should the 35-year-old sign on, she’d be in revered company.
Donald Glover is confirmed to voice Simba, while James Earl Jones will reprise his role of his father Mufasa.
Originally released in 1994, the ‘Lion King’ is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time – amassing $968.5 million worldwide.
The news comes as no surprise given Disney’s blockbuster success with live-action adaptations of late. Case in point titles such as ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (2010), ‘Maleficent’ (2014), ‘Cinderella’ (2015), and, most recently, ‘Beauty and the Beast.’