BEYONCE IS ALSO IN NEGOTIATIONS TO VOICE NALA.
Jon Favreau and Disney’s CG- animated reboot of the Lion King cast is almost complete. There is some news that Beyonce is in talks to voice Nala and produce the film’s soundtrack. Nala is Simba’s childhood friend and eventual love-interest. However, there is still no official news yet. Most likely the singer and the studio are still in negotiations stage. 2019 Lion King is said to have a mixture of original and classic Lion King songs from the original 1994.
The upcoming movie already has Donald Glover (Simba), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon), and John Oliver (Zazu). Latest additions are Alfre Woodard (Sarabi), John Kani (Rafiki), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar). Directing the film is Jon Favreau (Jungle Book, Avengers: Age of Ultron). Written by Jeff Nathanson (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) . Favreau and Jeffrey Silver are producing. Lion King is currently shooting in Los Angeles.
The film has a release date of July 19, 2019.
Source: Tracking Board