We know Beyoncé Knowles is the Queen of Pop (and the Queen of Jay-Z's kingdom), but she'll be taking her crown to the screen next May with the arrival of "Epic."
This upcoming animated film is the story of a young woman who finds herself lost in a magic forest. Unfortunately for her, a war is brewing and she's gotta figure out a way to save herself, the world she's stumbled upon and, you know, the folks back home. Of course, she'll need a little help from some new forest friends while she's there to get the job done right.
Bey will lend her golden vocal chords to the character of Queen Tara. It sounds likely that Amanda Seyfried's character Mary Katherine will be our heroine. They'll be joined by Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Johnny Knoxville, Aziz Ansari, Steven Tyler and a host of others actors and comedians as the characters our heroine encounters along the way — both goodies and baddies alike.
This is Beyoncé's first confirmed movie role since getting pregnant with baby Blue Ivy last August. Plans for her to star in a remake of "A Star is Born" haven't yet come to fruition.
Chris Wedge, who snagged an Oscar for "Ice Age," will direct "Epic." It's slated to appear in theaters next May.