Dir. Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau’s (Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens) The Jungle Book will come out as the first of two live action, mo-cap interpretations of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved characters over the next few years with Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins eyeing a 2016 release with an equally impressive voice cast. Favreau’s voice cast is sure to draw audiences of all ages in to see the picture: Scarlett Johansson as Kaa the snake, Bill Murray as Baloo the bear, Christopher Walken as King Louie the orangutan, Sir Ben Kingsley as Bagheera the panther, Idris Elba as Shere Khan the tiger, Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha the mother wolf, and Giancarlo Esposito as Akela the lone wolf). Walt Disney Pictures will produce the film.