You heard it correctly. Rumor has it that the mother of Blue, Rumi, Sir, and the Beyhive is close to inking a deal that will have her cast as Nala, in the Live-Action Remake of The Lion King. The 25 million dollar deal will consist of Beyonce playing the lead role in addition to handling oversight of the entire soundtrack; which will have new African inspired music sung by Bey herself.
Beyonce is no amateur to musicals, playing the iconic role of Deena Jones in Dream Girls for which she earned a Golden Globe Nomination. She would later receive rave reviews for her performance as Etta James in Cadillac Records, earning a Grammy Award for her version of the song “At Last.”
This is still a rumor, reported first by TheBeyhiveTeam on Twitter. Stay tuned to Broadway Black for future updates on this exciting news.
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#CATSMovie Trailer Shows Digital Fur Technology But Distracts Us with Jennifer Hudson’s Voice
We watched the rehearsal video and now this… still trying to figure out if this is for real…
We’ll get back to you.
Movie in theatres this Christmas.
In the meantime, check these tweets:
I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY DID THIS ON PURPOSE. pic.twitter.com/oItHY9G7s1
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) July 18, 2019
Cats the musical but they’re bodega cats and bloods and they’re dealing with gentrification and one of them wants out the game bc they want a better life than “just sleeping on bread b”
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) July 19, 2019
Idris Elba and Jason DeRulo in Cats (2019, Dir. Tom Hooper) pic.twitter.com/shRwcy80P0
— Freddie Benson (@DeeH_NYC) July 18, 2019
Happy Jackie Washington Day! Get Into All That Is Jenifer Lewis!
Don’t act like you don’t know what day it is. Today is July 15th. A day that is undoubtedly in one of the top spots for the most celebrated made-up holidays in the world. It’s Jackie Washington Day. An icon made famous by the incomparable Black mother of Hollywood, Jenifer Lewis. If you’ve never watched the film Jackie’s Back to witness the outstanding performance Lewis gives as Jackie Washington you need to go to drop everything and watch it ASAP!
Presented as a mockumentary, Jackie’s Back chronicles the life and career of Jackie Washington (Jenifer Lewis), a 1960s/1970s R&B diva. After several years of toiling in obscurity, Washington decides to organize her own comeback concert with filmmaker Edward Whatsett St. John (Tim Curry) filming the event.
Jackie’s Back is a cult classic and is simply timeless although the filmed was released 20 years ago, June 14, 1999. Directed by the legendary Robert Townsend, the film also starred David Hyde Pierce, Tim Curry, & Whoopi Goldberg with special appearances by Diahann Carroll, Liza Minnelli, Rosie O’Donnell, Chris Rock, Bette Midler, Charles Barkley, Don Cornelius, and many more!
She graced the Broadway stage on more than one occasion. If you read her book “The Mother of Black Hollywood” you’ll learn all about her theatre background. She was last seen as Motormouth Maybelle in the Broadway musical Hairspray in 2008.
She also keeps us cackling on ABC’s Black-ish:
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