As if you needed any more reason to get excited about Disney’s upcoming live action Lion King reboot, here are two – Elton John and Beyoncé.
John is reportedly teaming up with Tim Rice again for the film, and is hoping that a new ditty can be written for Beyoncé’s Nala.
He told The Sun (via Hypable): “There’s going to be four of our songs in the film, from the original: ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight?’, ‘Hakuna Matata’, ‘I Just Can’t Wait to be King’ and ‘Circle of Life’. And then there will be an end, closing song, and we’ve been speaking to Beyoncé’s people and hopefully Tim and I can cook up something.”
Now it’s always a dicey business inserting new songs into beloved classics, but it helps in this case that Elton and Tim are the ones potentially behind it. And giving Nala more of an internal life will be a welcome addition.
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