Warner Bros. version of The Jungle Book, to be directed by Andy Serkis, has just announced its all-star cast list for the film.
The film, titled Jungle Book: Origins, will be a mixture of live action and animation. In addition to directing, Andy Serkis also has a role in the film.
The cast list includes:
Rohan Chand as Mowgli
Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, a tiger who becomes the enemy of Mowgli
Christian Bale as Bagheera, a panther who saves Mowgli from Shere Khan
Andy Serkis as Baloo, a bear who helps Mowgli with life in the jungle
Cate Blanchett as Kaa, a sinister snake who befriends Mowgli
Tom Hollander as Tabaqui, a jackal who is the underling of Shere Khan
Peter Mullan as Akela, the leader of the wolf pack who raise Mowgli
Eddie Marsan as Vihaan, a member of the wolf pack
Naomie Harris as Nisha, a female member of the wolf pack and the partner of Vihaan
In addition to this film, Disney is also working on a live-action version of The Jungle Book. In 1967, Disney were hugely successful with their animated version of The Jungle Book, and being out of the public domain means any film studio can make a version of the book.
The Jungle Book is a collection of stories from author Rudyard Kipling, about an orphaned boy brought up by animals in the Indian jungle. Kipling spent many of his early years living in India, giving him inspiration for his writing.
The film will be produced by Jonathan Cavendish and screenwriter Steve Kloves, known for his work on the Harry Potter series. His daughter, Callie Kloves, will make her screenwriting debut with the film.
Jungle Book: Origins will be released in the US on 21st October 2016.
Read the article at focusfilm.co.uk