Alfre Woodard Joins Disney's 'The Lion King'

August 9, 2017

Alfre Woodard is the latest superstar to join the cast of Disney’s upcoming remake of The Lion King. She joins a cast that includes Donald Glover (Simba), James Earl Jones (Mufasa), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa), Billy Eichner (Timon) and John Oliver (Zazu).

Alfre will play Sabari, Simba’s mother. The live-action movie will be directed by Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book) and is filming in Los Angeles. The release date will be July 19th, 2019.