Last month, Beyoncé starred in the Jon Favreau-directed film, The Lion King. After measuring the success of the film, Disney wants to keep Queen Bey on board for more projects.
According to the Daily Mail, Disney has reportedly spoken with the 37-year-old singer in hopes of embarking on a potential partnership. The partnership would give Beyoncé "free reign" to make films under Disney. "Beyonce's deal with Disney for The Lion King was one of the biggest it has done to date. Now they want to expand it by giving her free reign to create her own movies under the Disney umbrella," an insider told the news outlet.
Beyoncé's entertainment company, Parkwood Entertainment, is already producing projects. Reportedly, Disney is hoping to strike a deal that benefits both their company and Queen Bey.
The insider added, "She is producing projects with Parkwood Entertainment but Disney bosses would like her to do the same for them in a partnership that would make her millions,' the insider added." Beyoncé's team has yet to comment on whether or not the singer is working on more projects with Disney.
This is a smart move for Disney. Beyoncé has proven in the past that she has the ability to wear multiple hats successfully. In addition to voicing the character Nala, Bey also released a Lion King-inspired album, The Lion King: The Gift. While speaking on the album, the "Formation" hitmaker emphasized the importance of highlighting nature's beauty.
"This is sonic cinema," Beyoncé said in the statement regarding the new album. "This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn't one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat."