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Beyonce eyed to play Nala in ‘The Lion King’ remake

Allan Policarpio

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

 /  Tue, August 8, 2017  /  12:37 pm
Beyonce eyed to play Nala in ‘The Lion King’ remake

Beyonce Knowles attends the TIDAL X: 1015 concert at the Barclays Center on October 15, 2016, in New York, United States. (Shutterstock/File)

Beyoncé is reportedly in “final negotiations” to play Nala in the coming computer-animated remake of “The Lion King,” which will be coproduced and directed by Jon Favreau.

According to a report by Harpers Bazaar online, citing the BeyHive Team fan account on Twitter, the pop star will be paid US$25 million for her involvement in the said project, which will also have her “curating” and “producing” new “African-inspired” music for the movie’s official soundtrack.

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The news has yet to be officially confirmed by either Beyoncé’s camp or Walt Disney Pictures. But if it turns out to be accurate, Beyoncé will be joining the likes of Donald Glover, who will play Simba, Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon), John Oliver (Zazu) and James Earl Jones (Mufasa).

The film is set to open on July 19, 2019.

This article appeared on the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post