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John Kani to Voice Rafiki and Alfre Woodard to Voice Sarabi in Live Action Remake of ‘The Lion King’

John Kani to Voice Rafiki and Alfre Woodard to Voice Sarabi in Live Action Remake of 'The Lion King' Rafiki Lion King Collage

John Kani and Alfre Woodard are the latest actors to join Jon Favreau’s The Lion King live-action remake. Woodard will be voicing Sarabi, Simba’s mom, and Kani will voice Rafiki.



John Kani to Voice Rafiki and Alfre Woodard to Voice Sarabi in Live Action Remake of 'The Lion King' Saribi Lion King Collage Saribi Lion King Collage

Kani and Woodard will join Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eicher as Timone, and James Earl Jones, who will be reprising his role as Mufasa. Also, John Oliver will voice Zazu, and Chiwetel Ejiofor will voice Scar. According to Screen Rant, Beyoncé may be nearing a deal with Disney to voice Nala and to produce the film’s soundtrack.



The Lion King is due to arrive in theaters on July 19, 2019.

News Source: The Hollywood Reporter AND screenrant.com

Photo Source: ign.com



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