Earlier this year it was announced that Donald Glover would be the voice of Simba in the remake of the Disney classic “The Lion King,” and James Earl Jones would reprise his role as Mufasa.

Now another well-known name has been added to the cast, which builds the anticipation for the live-action remake.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alfre Woodard joins the cast as the voice of Sarabi, which is Simba’s mom. Madge Sinclair originally voiced the character of Sarabi in the 1994 animation.

Jeff Nathanson has penned the script for the remake, and Jeffrey Silver will produce alongside Jon Favreau, who is also directing.

Other names that will voice parts in the remake include Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, and John Oliver.

The original Disney animated film released back in 1994 and featured Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons and a host of others.

It’s been rumored that Beyoncé has been tapped to voice the role of Nala, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

 

Roommates, are you here for the Lion King remake?

 

 

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/lion-king-alfre-woodard-cast-as-simbas-mom-disney-movie-1027011 

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