More news of casting for the Jon Faverau directed Jungle Book is revealed. Veteran actor Bill Murray is the latest addition to an already impressive and star studded cast. Confirmed through Faverau’s Facebook page, Murray will be voicing the role of Baloo. It’s a casting that I absolutely love. Baloo is one of the more popular characters in The Jungle Book, also my favorite character in the story. I’m very interested seeing what a comedian like Murray will bring to the character.
Check out the cast (so far) for Faverau’s Jungle Book.
Mowgli – Neel Sethi
King Louie – Christopher Walken
Akela – Giancarlo Esposito
Bagheera – Ben Kingsley
Raksha – Lupita Nyong’o
Shere Khan – Idris Elba
Kaa – Scarlett Johansson
The Jungle Book is confirmed to be a combination of live-action and animation. The film is set to released in 3-D on October 9th 2015.