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27 April 2017, 12:12
The casting for Timon and Pumba has been revealed and the rumours of who could play Nala are AMAZING.
Beyoncè is apparently the preferred choice to play Nala in the live-action remake of 'The Lion King'.
Director Jon Favreau is reportedly keen to secure the 'Formation' singer for the role in the upcoming movie and the team are happy to fit the voiceover part around Beyonce's schedule and the impending arrival of her twins.
Whilst sources confirmed to Variety that nothing has been finalised yet, Favreau and the team are said to be willing to do anything to secure Beyonce for the part.
Meanwhile, Donald Glover was recently cast as Simba in The Lion King remake. Sharing a picture of Donald on Twitter, Favreau wrote: "I just can't wait to be king. #Simba. (sic)."
He also revealed that James Earl Jones will once again voice Simba's father Mufasa.
He posted a picture of James and added: "Looking forward to working with this legend. #Mufasa. (sic)" Last year, Disney confirmed the live-action reboot would be taking place with the guidance of Jon, who helmed the 2016 remake of 'The Jungle Book'.
In a tweet, he wrote: "Excited for my next project."
Back in February, Disney revealed the movie is on the "fast-track to production" and the classic tunes from the film including 'Circle of Life', 'I Just Can't Wait to Be King', 'Be Prepared', 'Hakuna Matata' and 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight', which were written by Sir Elton John and Sir Tim Rice, will no doubt form part of the movie too.
The casting for the cheeky jungle duo, Timon and Pumba has been announced to and if this isn't the definition of a DREAM casting I'm not sure what is!
Seth Rogen will be the voice of warthog Pumba and we couldn't have thought of a better person to play the loveable animal.
You may know him from the films Pineapple Express and his voice from the film Monsters vs Aliens. He's no stranger to the world of animated movies and we think he'll definitely do the role justice.
Timon will be played by Billy Eichner who has recently starred in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Shcmidt and will now be taking on the role of Pumba's sidekick.
Disney has released a string of live-action remakes as of late including 'Maleficent', 'Cinderella' and 'Beauty and the Beast'."