Jon Favreau Reportedly After Beyoncé to Be Live-Action Lion King’s Nala

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Beyoncé. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS

Man, if this works out, we certainly won’t need to worry about dubbing. Jon Favreau is heading up Disney’s live-action (ahem, CGI) remake of The Lion King, and, according to Variety, he has his sights set sky-high for the part of Nala. The outlet reports that Favreau is after Beyoncé to voice the lioness queen-to-be, which should be something of a stretch, given that Beyoncé has been enthroned for years. Variety notes that Beyoncé has not yet made a decision on the part, but says Disney is willing to be as accommodating as possible to make the vocal role happen. Were she to feel the love at some point in the near future, she’d join Donald Glover as Simba and James Earl Jones as Mufasa.

Jon Favreau Reportedly Wants Beyoncé As The Lion King’s Nala