Beyonce signs on for 'Epic' role
June 1st, 2012
12:13 PM ET

Beyonce signs on for 'Epic' role

Now that she's made her big stage comeback over Memorial Day weekend, Beyonce is ready to do the same on the big screen.

The 30-year-old singer/actress has signed on to star as “Queen Tara” in a new animated film called "Epic," produced by 20th Century Fox Animation.

She’ll be in excellent company, as the flick also features voice-overs by Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Knoxville, Aziz Ansari, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis and Steven Tyler.

“Epic,” helmed by “Ice Age” director Chris Wedge, is about a teen girl who, after finding herself magically dropped into a secret universe, teams up with a unique band of characters all tasked to help save the world.

The animated tale will arrive in theaters May 24, 2013.

The new mom is also expected to star in Clint Eastwood’s remake of “A Star Is Born," as previously reported.


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  1. Serious Booty

    Id hit it

    June 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rusty Snail

    I wanted to go down on her one time before she was married but I found a pen1s

    June 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ........

    I wish her luck and there is nothing wrong for her going back to work in three months, I went back to work in four (right when my checks stop coming). There is money to be made. And even though you have your significant other there to help, there's nothing like your own. Beyonce only knows this so why try to take that away. And another thing Beyonce is SHY, you can be an entertainer and still be shy. Rihanna pretrays she way outgoing but she not even comfortable with her self when she performs. And me personally I am an outgoing, funny and social indiviual but I am still shy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 5, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ParkerFam

    Great Job Beyonce. Enjoy the new baby and keep doing your thing. Let nothing steal your joy.

    June 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. riyah98

    beyonce is grown let her do what she want to do yall hating not going to do anything. whats the point your just wasting your time. if you dont have nothing good to say dont say nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) have a nice day.

    June 5, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. chap

    Beautiful women in the world, SAY's WHO? PEOPLE MAGAZINE, OH PLEASE,! This is from the same people who put jennifer lopez as the most beautiful person in the world. how would they now, they haven't seen all the beautiful people in the world. both these people are regular/average at best. this is a piece of crap. I'm sick of society pushing these people on us and our children. this is why everybody is doing pastil surgery because they are too depress to realize both these people had work done. its all fake, look at the noses, complexion everything before they started making money. BEYONCE PLEASE SIT DOWN. WERE TIRED! YOUR 15 MINUTES SHOULD HAVE BEEN UP/ go change ivory blue or something.

    June 5, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • JUGGERNAUT

      @chap

      blah blah blah blah

      we all know you would prefer for a WHITE Women to be call "most beautiful i the world.

      get the F out of here.

      June 5, 2012 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ron

    I hate this stupid, fat bit##!!

    June 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Yup

    Ya it had to be a voice over role since she is too fat to be put on the big screen.

    June 4, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • rep

      she's already regained her figure & performed on stage. where've you been?

      June 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • D-ROD

      What are u looking at. yourself in the mirror. Beyonce is not fat. Are we jealous?

      June 5, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. degorata

    she is the most beautiful black female i have ever seen

    June 4, 2012 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
    • LPW

      Why can't she just be one of the most beautiful females you have ever seen? After all, she's prettier than most Hollywood starlets. Furthermore, you have never seen me. :-)

      June 4, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • chap

      you need glasses or check into the phych ward!

      June 5, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jenna J

    Well, she said the same thing about Dream Girls; claimed she was born to play that role etc and Jennifer Hudson swooped in and knocked her out. Hopefully this will not turn out to be yet another "Epic" fail.

    June 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tiger Lily

    Altough I'm sick of seeing Beyonce, at least she has talent. Can't say the same thing for those other hoes I can't stand who are rich and famous for NO GOOD REASON... One hint: All their initials are "K.K"... ugh, enough KRAP already...

    June 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ernie T.K.

    Pseudo blond,nice a55,funny talk,talented.Sixty years you had Marilyn,now we have Beyonce'.

    June 3, 2012 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Bustin Jieber

      when a sista dyes her hair blonde, she is saying she really wanna be white.

      June 3, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Trika

      No she's not,I used to dye my hair all colors I was never mistaken for a "Geisha".It was just something different,I love who I am.

      June 3, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • JUGGERNAUT

      Bustin Jieber

      SO those sistas that dye their hair green, pink and purple...what are they trying to be??? ALIENS??

      LMAO

      June 4, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. Right Stuff

    I just don't get it. Why wouldn't she stay home and chill for at least a year with her baby? Doesn't she want to be there when the child takes her first step and say her first word? It isn't the same having your baby backstage while nannies, friends, or even family watches her while she goes out on stage literally three months after having this child. Bey will be missing everything because she wants to put her child backstage; while putting herself center stage. It doesn't make sense to me, she wanted a baby at 30 she got it. She has the means to take care of the baby so it's not like she "Has" to work...so not getting why it's so hard for Beyonce to chill at least for a year and enjoy her child. I can tell you there is no way Beyonce gave birth to this girl. I don't care how

    June 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ladarious

      @Right Stuff hey,listen up you don't know why this woman does what she does is because YOU DON'T KNOW HER.Don't you do what you want to do?Live and let live why does what this woman does bother so many?Is it the money?It doesn't effect you in any way.

      June 3, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • chip

      SHE DESPERATE! Scare of 3 fans will forget about her

      June 5, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. ww

    Y'all think Beyonce is reading this? Heck, she's laughing all the way to the bank. I just hope the young lady invests her money wisely and doesn't end up in the poor house like a lot of celebrities in their elder years have.

    June 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lonnie B.

      Poor house?You'll probably be lucky to have lunch money for Panera Bread or PF Chang's this week,idiot.

      June 3, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • LPW

      @ ww: Her father is a savvy businessman. After all, that is why she is famous. I am sure he taught her how to protect her fortune.

      June 4, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  15. suzzan

    So full of herself and soooo overrated.

    June 2, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  16. Aura

    I don't understand why people hate on her and JLo. They don't bother me. Good for them.

    June 2, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  17. Shayonce

    Love it...GO BEY...I especially love how she NEVER lets the haters get her down or slow her down...the more they hate, the harder she works, she never dwells on it...with being a new mother and selling out shows in less than a minute, and nailing all that choreography all the while never missing a note singing, in addition to all the endorsements she does AND being an inspiration to the 1st Lady and ME and MILLIONS of women and ppl across the WORLD...No wonder she isnt thinking about the haters and nay-sayers, she's TOO busy enjoying the BLESSED life she has and ALL the adoring fans she's EARNED, but u other CRAZY ppl and haters and 'dont-like for no reason' ppl do make the world go round so thanx guys and by the way did I mention...GO BEY!!!

    June 2, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  18. Shay

    She's a young woman with a lot of class.

    June 2, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Fed Up

      She's the product of a very greedy, aggressive set of parents who pushed hard and stepped on a lot of people (remember the ladies in Destiny's Child?) to get her to where she is. She's all business behind that veneer smile.

      June 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Left Testicle

      I am calling BS on that....I have way more talent...

      June 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • chap

      and no h.s diploma.

      June 5, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  19. Joe

    Does she play a talentless, fat, wh0re?

    June 1, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Rachel

    There is NO WAY I would pay to go see this chick in any movie! She is nothing but a walking advertisement and can barely act. Plus, her singing is old news. You wanna see her skimpy outfits? Then pay the price. That's all you'll get from this broad.

    June 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shaun

      Beyonce has talent...Kim K has NO TALENT and we see her ALL the time with that porcelin injected botox face and that whinny nasal voice.....

      June 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • yall childish

      if yall dnt like her then why waste your time and breath talking about her because in the end she still wins because she still has her roles and all the money and that just makes you look ridiculous

      June 5, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  21. Central Scrutinizer

    @justme: girl, u don't nuttin! dat beyonce is so hollow between the ears there's an echo!

    June 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • SNJ

      Good for Beyonce! She's accomplishing great

      June 1, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • SNJ

      Good for Beyonce! She's accomplishing great things!

      June 1, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • CHERRY

      i THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT NOTICED IN HER INTERVIEWS HER WORDS ARE CHOPPY WITH NO CONTENT SHE SHOULD STICK TO "SINGING" HE ACTING IS NOT STRONG AT ALL I SEE HER IN FILMS AS BEYONCE TRYING TO ACT IT ISN'T BELIEVEABLE BUT IF PEOPLE WANT TO KEEP PAYING HER i DON'T HAVE TO PAY TO SEE IT!

      June 2, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  22. Elaina

    Beyonce couldn't act to save her life. Heck, she can barely speak coherently. They need to stop casting her in anything that requires acting. I'll never forgive her for her disastrous performance in Austin Powers.

    June 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  23. JustMe

    wow, it's some serious HATERATION on this topic...... Y'all know you wish you could be like Beyonce. Stop hating!!!!

    June 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Blunt Talk

    How much did Jay-Z have to pay to get her the role? Good thing it is a cartoon so we don't have to watch her act again. Face it. she has been overshadowed in every movie she has been in. She killed the Austin Powers series as that was undeniably the worst of the three. They are so desperate to make her the biggest star. If she were, she won't have to do every commerial for whatever product comes her way. As for the most beautiful woman in the world? Not even close.

    June 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Solo

      Rich for now... we'll see about later. There's a reason why a slang term exists for people like her. Maybe she can hire Wesley Snipes as her accountant.

      June 1, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • b4ugo

      Not blunt talk,jealous talk LOL.

      June 3, 2012 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  25. LEL

    When does she have time to be a mother? Oh that's right, she can pay people to raise her baby......

    June 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Solo

    Great – any show with Pitbull (what is his talent again?) should be a complete flop – too bad Jason Sudekis is a part of this mess, he's actually funny and smart. Beyonce is a marketing mogul's dream (like Mariah Carey in the early days) she'll go anywhere, say anything, wear anything, promote anything and marry anyone for her career. It's a shame, because the girl can sing, she just has zero common sense.

    June 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Elizabeth symone shannon

    This is my favorite artist beyonce because she sing very good

    June 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Booo

    More interested in seeing this than "A Star is Born" even though I love Clint Eastwood.

    June 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Central Scrutinizer

    The only thing more epic thn beyonce's booty is her seriously over-inflated ego.

    June 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  30. .Firsty

    Well she is the most beautiful,talented,most,s*xy woman in the world,what can one say?

    June 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |

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