According to Variety, sources close to the film say that Beyoncé is the top choice to voice Nala in the upcoming The Lion King remake.
Insiders stress that the Grammy winner has not made a decision regarding the film yet, as the star 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. The songstress announced her pregnancy in early February and dropped out as a Coachella headliner by month’s end. Lady Gaga will replace the “Single Ladies” singer at the desert music and arts festival next month.
Donald Glover is on board to voice Simba and James Earl Jones is reprising his role as Simba’s father, Mufasa.
Favreau is directing with Jeff Nathanson writing. The film is being fast-tracked, even as Favreau begins development on his sequel to the recent hit “The Jungle Book.”
“Lion King” was originally released in 1994 and is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time, ultimately hauling $968.5 million worldwide.
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The studio’s emphasis on live-action adaptations follows the successes of “Alice in Wonderland” (2010), “Maleficent” (2014), “Cinderella” (2015), and, most recently, “Beauty and the Beast.”
This would mark Beyonce’s first film role since lending her voice to the Fox animated film”Epic.” Her other major movie credits include the 2009 thriller “Obsessed,” 2006 movie musical “Dreamgirls,” and 2002 Mike Myers comedy “Austin Powers in Goldmember.”
Orlando Bloom Cheated On Katy Perry
Orlando Bloom has been spotted with his his new squeeze, a gorgeous Brazilian model. But here’s the twist. Sources say this new woman was the cause of his split with Katy Perry.
In fact, it looks like Orlando cheated on Katy because sources say he has been hooking up with his gal pal for “months.”
“Katy found out he was cheating and dumped him. Orlando can’t keep it in his pants,” sources tell NAUGHTY GOSSIP. “She was out the second she found out what he was doing.”