BeyonceJon Favreau wants to add some royalty to his "Lion King" remake: Variety reports his top choice to play Nala is Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé.

The Grammy winner dropped out of Coachella because of her pregnancy, but a voice-acting role is a lot less demanding than headlining a musical festival. Sources tell Variety that Disney and Favreau will "do whatever it takes to accommodate her schedule."

Already on board: Donald Glover is voicing Simba while James Earl Jones reprises his role as Simba's father, Mufasa.

Moira Kelly of "The Cutting Edge" fame voiced Nala in the 1994 original and its two sequels. Gabrielle Union voices Nala in the TV series "The Lion Guard."

This would be Beyonce's first film role since voicing Queen Tara in the 2013 animated fairy tale "Epic."

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