It looks like the cast of Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King is coming together! Alfre Woodard joins the growing cast as Sarabi, Simba’s mother. Sarabi was originally voiced by Madge Sinclair in the animated version.
Other notable cast include Donald Glover (Simba), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon), John Oliver (Zazu), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar).
Woodard’s latest credits include Burning Sands, Luke Cage, and A series of Unfortunate Events. She also stars in the upcoming movies, Saint Judy and Juanita.