In what is fast becoming a contemporary convention, (Beauty & The Beast, The Little Mermaid et al) a live-action remake has been announced of Disney's classic The Lion King.

In a report from Variety, the expectant mother of twins and one Miss Blue Ivy has been tapped as the top choice of director Jon Favreau to play lioness love interest Nala, with the studio apparently moving mountains (or jungles, as it were) to secure Knowles' availability.

Is Beyonce the new voice of Nala in The Lion King?

No stranger to the game, Beyonce has previously voice-acted in the 2013 animation Epic and, if successful in securing the role, will be starring opposite Donald Glover who will voice Simba and James Earl Jones as Mufasa.

Oh, we just can't wait for her to be queen!

Is Beyonce the new voice of Nala in The Lion King?