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Bill Murray for Disney's The Jungle Book
By Robert T. Trate
August 02, 2014
Source: Walt Disney
The Jungle Book arrives October 9th, 2015.
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Walt Disney has announced the latest actor to join Jon Favreau’s (Iron Man, Chef) update of The Jungle Book. Comedian and Mega Star Bill Murray (Ghostbusters) will now play Baloo the Bear. I once heard it said that Murray has a clause in his contract to get every piece of clothing he wears on screen. I wonder if that will include his motion capture suit?
Press Release: Veteran actor Bill Murray has joined the cast of Disney’s The Jungle Book as the voice of Baloo.
Disney recently announced that Academy Award winner Christopher Walken will play King Louie while Giancarlo Esposito will play Akela, and the previously confirmed cast includes Academy Award winners Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong’o as Bagheera and Raksha, respectively; Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Shere Khan; Scarlett Johansson as Kaa; and newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli.
The Jungle Book is a combination of live-action and animation, directed by Jon Favreau from a script by Justin Marks.
The Jungle Book features Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, and will introduce Neel Sethi as Mowgli.
The Jungle Book will be released in 3D and arrives in theaters on October 9, 2015.
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