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Beyoncé Emerges as Director’s Top Choice to Play Nala in the ‘Lion King’ Remake



Beyoncé is the top choice for the role of Nala in the remake of one of the highest grossing animated movies of all times, Lion King. Jon Favreau will be directing the movie and Jeff Nathanson writing it.

Although sources tell Variety that the Grammy winner hasn’t made a decision as regards to the film, due to the fact that she is pregnant with twins. But since it’s a voice-acting role, sources say the studio and director will do whatever it takes to accommodate her schedule.

If Beyoncé plays the role of Nala, it would be the 35-year-old’s first film role since she lent her voice to the Fox animated film Epic.

Donald Glover is on board to voice Simba and James Earl Jones is reprising his role as Simba’s father, Mufasa.

Photo Credit: GettyImages | Kevin Mazur


  1. Susa

    March 31, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Lol. PR bull shit. She is borderline illiterate. Has diction and elocution issues and can’t act to save her life.

    • dmy

      March 31, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      She’s beautiful, smart, amazing and extremely talented..all her albums have topped charts worldwide and she has the second highest grossing tour of a female artist in history and she’s respectful and mindful of what she says and how she carries herself in public..maybe that’s why she’s the super star with several accolades that command respect worldwide and you’re the hater in bellanaija comment section

    • Seriously

      April 1, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      Here comes irrational Beyhives again. Bey is talented in singing, entertainment but gyrating her ass in leotard is not equivalent to smart though. I understand shes shy but she has poor diction. Your description fits Michael Jackson more, now he was smart. The way he spoke, expressed himself in his music, writing was brilliant. Bey is beautiful, has countless awards but acting is not her forte. Geez, she’s not versatile in acting at all. Lion king is my favorite cartoon movie, her country accent, emotionless tone will ruin it. There’s Anika Rose, Sanaa Lathan so many talented actresses to play Nyla. Popularity is not the same as talent.

      Her movie with Idris Elba, was the best she ever did. And Thank God for Mr Elba. Playing Etta James and Dreamgirls is pretty much playing herself since it was a lot of singing.

    • dmy

      March 31, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      Maybe spend more time developing yourself like she did instead of calling her an illiterate and you might actually make somethingof yourself…

    • mene

      April 1, 2017 at 6:27 am

      This is downright disrespectful and they don’t buy manners in the market. Your case is hopeless.

    • Fa

      April 1, 2017 at 9:01 am

      @meme there is a difference between fact and rude…i am a Beyonce fan but this comment is the plan fact

  2. mene

    April 1, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Hollywood, please do not spoil my favourite movie of all time, especially for future generations, it is perfect just the way it is.

    • keke driver

      April 1, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Unfortunately, Hollywood won’t be reading this…lmao

  3. Someone Naughty

    April 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I love me some Beyonce but her acting skills even fro animation are not impressive (check her role in Epic, her voice stuck out like a sore thumb). This is one craft she is yet to master.

    all in all, they just need to leave Lion King alone!

    • Someone Naughty

      April 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm


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