Actress Alfre Woodard Joins ‘The Lion King’ Cast; Will Play Simba’s Mom, Sarabi

The Disney ‘Lion King’ live action remake is coming together pretty well. Aside from the news about Beyonce playing Nala still being a speculative rumor, we already have Donald Glover voicing Simba, James Earl Jones reprising the role of Mufasa, and Chiwetel Ejiofor voicing Scar. Now another prominent name has been added to the cast.

Actress Alfre Woodard is set to voice the character of Sarabi, Simba’s mother. The 4 time Emmy winner already has a good standing within Disney, playing Mariah Dillard on Marvel’s Luke Cage. So this casting doesn’t come across as such a surprise. 

Who else is excited to see this new live action Lion King movie in 2019.

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