Variety reports that Beyoncé is director Jon Favreau’s top choice to voice the character Nala in the remake The Lion King.
While nothing has been confirmed as yet, sources say that Favreau is willing to do whatever to accommodate Beyoncé’s schedule, since she’s currently pregnant with twins and her schedule obviously has shifted.
However, if Bey is able to ficially sign on for the live-action remake, it would be a huge score. Already the cast is impressive— Donald Glover is on board to voice the lead character, Simba, and James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Simba’s dad, Mufasa.
The Lion King was originally released in 1994, and remains one the highest-grossing animated films all time, earning $968.5 million worldwide. If Beyoncé accepts, this will be her first role since she voiced a character in Fox’s animated film, Epic.