Looks like Beyoncé fans will get their wish, as the singer is reportedly in the final stages of negotiations to play Nala in the live-action remake of The Lion King.
Director Jon Favreau has reportedly been pursuing the singer to play the role and now it seems he may get his wish. The BeyHive Team, which often gets exclusive news about the singer, tweeted Monday that the singer was working on a $25 million deal.
“Disney has reportedly agreed to pay a whopping $25 million to secure Beyoncé’s involvement with the project,” they wrote. “We can exclusively report from a source that one major clause in Beyoncé’s contract is to be curator and producer of the soundtrack, which will include several new and original African inspired and tribal recordings by the singer, as well as classic Lion King favorites.”
The live-action has already cast Donald Glover as Simba and James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mustafa.
There’s no release date set yet, as the film is currently in pre-production.