Alfre Woodard Joins The All-Star Cast For The Lion King Remake

Reports have confirmed that Alfre Woodard will voice Sarabi, the mate of leonine ruler Mufasa and mother of cub-prince Simba, in Disney’s live-action reimagining of its 1994 animated hit, while John Kani will portray the primate Rafiki, a trusted royal adviser.Woodard and Kani join a cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa (reprising his role from the original), Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and John Oliver as Zazu.Woodard and Kani previously costarred in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. Woodard’s other upcoming projects include the dramas Saint Judy and Juanita, while Kani will next be seen in Black Panther.Photo Credit: Getty

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