http://variety.com/2017/film/news/beyonce-lion-king-remake-nala-1202019931/Disney’s “Lion King” live-action reboot is getting in formation.
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.
Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner to Play Pumbaa and Timon in ‘Lion King’ (Exclusive)
Hakuna matata, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner: The comedy stars are both in final negotiations to join Jon Favreau’s live-action take on “The Lion King,” two individuals familiar with the project told TheWrap.
Rogen will voice the role of warthog Pumbaa, and Eichner will tackle meerkat Timon.
The characters are responsible for one of the most memorable songs in the original animated film — an upbeat number centered on the Swahili phrase “hakuna matata,” which translates to “no worries.”
Representatives for the pair did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment. The film is currently in preproduction in Los Angeles.
The actors join Donald Glover in the lead as lion cub Simba, and James Earl Jones as his father Mufasa.
I am fine with them mixing it up a little. I just can't stand that particular guy. It should be a mixture of old and new IMO, otherwise why remake the movie at all if you're just going to use the same cast?I still don't get why they didn't stick with more of the original voice actors, what with them bringing back JEJ. No way he fills Nathan Lane's shoes.
Indeed. This isn't Jungle Book where all of the actors are either dead or too old for their role (in researching this, I found out Clint Howard was a voice :done ).I still don't get why they didn't stick with more of the original voice actors, what with them bringing back JEJ. No way he fills Nathan Lane's shoes.