Pop superstar eyed for voice of Nala in Lion King remake

Pop superstar eyed for voice of Nala in Lion King remake

March 31 (UPI) — Music superstar Beyonce may voice Nala in a forthcoming Lion King remake.
The 35-year-old singer is director Jon Favreau’s first choice to star with Donald Glover in the new Disney movie, according to Variety.
Sources stressed Beyonce has yet to make a decision, but said Favreau and the studio “will do whatever it takes” to accommodate her schedule. The star announced in February that she’s pregnant and expecting twins with husband Jay Z.
“[She’s having a] harder time this pregnancy with keeping up her energy, [but] she loves being pregnant,” an insider told E! News last week.
The Lion King remake was confirmed in September with Favreau at the helm. The film will be a live-action and animation hybrid — similar to Disney’s new Jungle Book, which Favreau also directed.
Glover was announced in February as the voice of Simba, with James Earl Jones to reprise Simba’s dad, Mufasa. Jones voiced the character in Disney’s original 1994 animated movie.