First Look At “The Jungle Book” Star Studded Cast

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John Favreau recently posted on Instagram some very famous actors providing the voices of characters for the new live action version of “The Jungle Book”. John Favreau is directing the movie for Disney and some of the actors involved:

  • Bill Murray as the bear and best friend of Mowgli, Baloo.
  • Christopher Walken as the king of the apes, King Louie.
  • Ben Kingsley as the panther, Bagheera.
  • Idris Elba as the villainous tiger, Shere Khan.
  • Scarlett Johansson as the snake, Kaa.
  • Lupita Nyong’o as Mowgli’s adoptive wolf mother, Rakcha.

It’s interesting to note that Favreau, Johansson, Kingsley and Elba have all starred in Marvel movies.

“The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known. “The Jungle Book” will be released on October 9th, 2015.

Kermit Ruffins and Bill Murray


Bill Murray, John Favreau, Christopher Walken and Dr. John


Scarlett Johansson


Dr. John and John Favreau


A behind the scenes shot of Neel Sethi as Mowgli


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Joe Hogarty

Joe moved from New York to Florida back in 1997. He currently resides in St. Petersburg and visits the parks frequently. His first visit to the Magic Kingdom was when he was 8 years old back in 1974. Joe originally originally started as a photographer for WDWNT and is now the host of WDWNT: Nerd Alert, our movie reviewer and reports the news for WDWNT. You can contact Joe through email at [email protected]

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