back to top
TVAndMovies

Beyoncé Is Reportedly The Top Choice To Play Nala In The Live-Action Remake Of "The Lion King"

A certain queen may be on her way to Pride Rock.

Posted on

According to Variety, director Jon Favreau really wants Beyoncé to play the role of Nala in the upcoming remake of the 1994 animated film The Lion King.

Larry Busacca / Getty Images

The publication also said that insiders have stressed the fact that Favreau would be more than willing to accommodate her schedule.

Walt Disney Pictures
Dave Kotinsky / Stringer

But whether Beyoncé wants to actually play Nala or not is still in question, considering the singer hasn't spoken on the matter yet.

BuzzFeed News has reached out to representatives for Beyoncé, Jon Favreau, and Disney for comment.
Ezra Shaw / Getty Images

BuzzFeed News has reached out to representatives for Beyoncé, Jon Favreau, and Disney for comment.

So far, the highly anticipated film has filled a few roles, like that of Simba, who will be played by Donald Glover.

I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba

Favreau also announced that James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the original, would also be lending his talents to the remake.

Looking forward to working with this legend. #Mufasa

The live-action remake doesn't have a release date, but we'll be waiting with bated breath.

Walt Disney Pictures
  1. Would you like to see Beyoncé play Nala? Weigh in below!

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Yes
    Correct
    Incorrect
    No
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later
Looks like we are having a problem on the server.
Would you like to see Beyoncé play Nala? Weigh in below!
  1.  
    vote votes
  2.  
    vote votes

UPDATE

Favreau's publicist declined to comment on the circulating reports.

Take quizzes and chill with the BuzzFeed app.