Lion King mak­ers wait on Queen B

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Fans of singing diva Bey­oncé, brace your­selves: Queen Bey may star in the up­com­ing Dis­ney re­make of The Lion King.

Ac­cord­ing to Va­ri­ety mag­a­zine, the film’s di­rec­tor, Jon Favreau, wants the su­per­star to voice the role of Nala in a live-ac­tion re­boot of one of Dis­ney’s most pop­u­lar movies, hav­ing grossed mil­lions since its orig­i­nal re­lease in 1994.

How­ever, it seems that Bey­oncé hasn’t made up her mind yet. The role of Nala is a rel­a­tively small one. She is Simba the lion’s child­hood friend who later be­comes his wife.

Re­ports sug­gest that Don­ald Glover, the 33year-old ac­tor and rap­per, is cur­rently on board to voice Simba, and veteran ac­tor James Earl Jones is con­firmed to reprise his clas­sic role as Simba’s fa­ther, Mu­fasa.

Hav­ing re­cently per­formed at the Gram­mys, Bey­oncé has since cleared her sched­ule be­cause she is preg­nant with twins.

She can­celled an up­com­ing head­line gig at the an­nual Coachella mu­sic and arts fes­ti­val in Cal­i­for­nia, leav­ing Lady Gaga to fill the cov­eted slot.

PHOTO: KEVIN MAZUR / WIREIMAGE

UNDECIDED Bey­oncé has put her sched­ule on hold

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