Beyonce Reportedly Signing On To Live Action Lion King Project
Beyonce sure knows how to keep busy, and motherhood isn’t going to slow her down. Last week, there were rumors that she had hired a team of six nannies to help take care of her newborn twins, and that there was an ongoing bidding war for the rights to a documentary that charted her experiences on the road for the Formation Tour and her second pregnancy. That’s not all though! Today (July 31), rumors started swiling that she is in talks to appear in Disney’s live action Lion King reboot. If things go according to plan, she’ll be voicing the character of Nala in the Jon Favreau-directed project set for release in 2019.
Bey would join a superstar cast that includes the likes of Donald Glover in the role of Simba and Seth Rogen as Timon. If the superstar has her way, she will also be responsible for curating, producing and contributing to the soundtrack that could include several new, African-inspired songs alongside updated takes on the film’s classic tracks like “Hakuna Matata” and “The Circle of Life.” The release would be supported by a slew of music videos and interviews similar to Ariana Grande and John Legend’s recording of “Beauty and the Beast” for the Emma Watson-starring remake earlier this year. It is reported that Beyonce is requesting $25 million for the project, and it’s likely that Disney would be willing to pay up for her involvement. Everything she touch turns to gold, and her involvement in the film would be a huge draw for fans young and old.
See the tweet that started all the chatter below.
Our EXCLUSIVE on the $25 million final negotiations for Disney's Lion King & an African-inspired soundtrack produced entirely by Beyoncé! pic.twitter.com/8u9bdluTh0
— THE BEYHIVÉ (@TheBeyHiveTeam) July 31, 2017