Walt Disney has announced that Sir Ben Kingsley has been cast in Disney’s The Jungle Book. The adaptation will combine live action and animation. Kingsley has been cast as Bagheera, the panther. Bagheera was originally played by Sebastian Cabot in the 1967 original film.
Press Release: Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley has been cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney’s upcoming The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau from a script by Justin Marks, The Jungle Book combines live action and animated filmmaking. The Jungle Book arrives in theaters in 3D on October 9, 2015.
The Jungle Book features Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o and is directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Chef)
The Jungle Book arrives October 9th, 2015.