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Ben Kingsley to voice Bagheera in Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book

Jun. 25, 2014by:
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When you think of old and wise, you can't do much better than Sir Ben Kingsley. So, when the perfect voice needed to be chosen for the black panther Bagheera, director Jon Favreau went for the man who was not The Mandarin. Kingsley joins the already stellar cast that includes Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, and Lupita Nyong'o as Rakcha, Mowgli's wolf mother.

There are currently no live action cast-members that have been announced, but expect more soon. THE JUNGLE BOOK will be the latest live action adaptation of a classic Disney animated film, this time blending CGI and live actors in a 3D extravaganza. Favreau is directing from a screenplay by Justin Marks.

Favreau has dabbled in family films before having directed ELF with Will Ferrell and the underrated ZATHURA. That film featured a ton of special effects blended with live action and should serve the director well as will his IRON MAN experience. There is no word on whether THE JUNGLE BOOK will follow the same story structure as the animated film, whether there will be any musical numbers, or even if it will be a darker film in tone.

THE JUNGLE BOOK will hit theaters on October 9, 2015.

Source: Disney

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8:59PM on 06/25/2014

I only hope that THIS TIME

Like in the book, KAA is one of the good guys (or gals)...
So tired of KAA being evil because it's a snake...
Like in the book, KAA is one of the good guys (or gals)...
So tired of KAA being evil because it's a snake...
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8:10PM on 06/25/2014
Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, ScarJo and now Ben Kingsley...that's one hell of a cool voice cast.
Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, ScarJo and now Ben Kingsley...that's one hell of a cool voice cast.
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5:36PM on 06/25/2014
perhaps the most interesting is the voiceof ScarJo as KAA that would be interesting.
perhaps the most interesting is the voiceof ScarJo as KAA that would be interesting.
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5:30PM on 06/25/2014
This is shaping to be an animated Marvel film at this point with Favreau directing ang having Elba, Johansson, and now Kingsley joining the crew for the cast.
This is shaping to be an animated Marvel film at this point with Favreau directing ang having Elba, Johansson, and now Kingsley joining the crew for the cast.
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4:43AM on 06/26/2014
Everything just comes back too comic book films with you. Pathetic.
Everything just comes back too comic book films with you. Pathetic.
9:05AM on 06/26/2014
Awwww. Did I hit a nerve?
Awwww. Did I hit a nerve?
2:38PM on 06/25/2014
I will pay good money to hear him do the whole thing in Trevor Slattery's voice
I will pay good money to hear him do the whole thing in Trevor Slattery's voice
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