DC Comics Reveals Full "Rebirth" Cast of Characters
Disney has debuted the full triptych poster and seven new images for director Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book.”
Based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling, the the hybrid live-action/CGI film stars newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, a man-cub raised by wolves who finds he’s no longer welcome in the jungle when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba) promises to eliminate what he views as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli sets out on a journey of self-discovery, guided by the stern panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) and the free-spirited bear Baloo (Bill Murray).
“The Jungle Book” also stars Scarlett Johansson as the hypnotizing python Kaa, Christopher Walken as the smooth-talking orangutan King Louie, Lupita Nyong’o as the protective mother wolf Raksha and Giancarlo Esposito as the wolf pack’s alpha male Akela.
The film arrives in 3D on April 15.
(via Stitch Kingdom)