As if the news of a live-action remake of The Lion King, scheduled for 2019 with none other than Beyonce taking on  the voice of Nala, wasn’t enough.

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There’s now talks of Queen Bey and Elton John linking up to re-vamp the classic’s soundtrack. According to the NY Daily News, John has agreed to re-work hits like “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” with Beyonce for the 2019 new-release of Disney’s classic.

The songs will be thread into the storyline. It is unthinkable when you have Beyoncé involved not to have her sing some of those iconic hits — and that means huge sales to a new generation. The deal is a huge one and will earn him millions at many stages. Obviously he will get a one off licensing deal followed by a cut in royalties from all aspects of the work.

This means major earnings for the British singer, as the NY Daily News also reports an estimated $13 million coming in with the inclusion of the film, a licensing deal (which is worth $4 million), new album sales, royalties, and even ticket sales from possible stage productions.


We can expect for this re-work, in its entirety, to be huge. This high-caliber, notable cast is its own indication, with Donald Glover as Simba, Alfre Woodard as Sarabi, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and James Earl Jones as Mufasa, just to name a few. There’s still no confirmed casting for the roles of the three hyenas, but we’re hoping things play out in the Migos’ favor. Take a look at some of the other cast, below.