Beyonce Is The Favorite To Play Nala In Jon Favreru’s Live Action Remake Of The “The Lion King”

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Variety is reporting that Beyonce is director Jon Favreau’s top choice to play Simba’s love interest, Nala,  in the upcoming live action remake of “The Lion King”.

According to Variety:

Sources tell Variety that Beyonce is director Jon Favreau’s top choice to voice Nala in the upcoming 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.

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.”

Source: Variety

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Figaro is a Cat
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Figaro is a Cat

*Disney Pete confirmed as furry

No Thank You
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No Thank You

Too bad she can’t act. Case in point: Austin Powers Goldmember

Becky with the good hair
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Becky with the good hair

That just means she can’t do comedy. Case in point that and The Pink Panther. She’s good in Dream Girls and Cadillac Records though.

Opinions are like buttholes.
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Opinions are like buttholes.

No. She’s not.

Forever Alone Pete
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Forever Alone Pete

You’re a lonely loser, you’d hit anything that would let you (which narrows the field down to: no one)

LNC
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LNC

Pete, you are a PIG!

Fishing for Fanboy Rage
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Fishing for Fanboy Rage

I think the obvious choice for Nala would be Scarlett Johansson.

Pete can't get it up
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Pete can't get it up

Aw, poor Pete. Can’t get laid in real life, can’t get laid in your fantasy life. Maybe you should lose some weight.