Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale & More Join Andy Serkis’ JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS

August 21, 20140 Comments

Joining Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan (two Khans!?) in Jungle Book: Origins, directed by Andy Serkis, will be Christian Bale (Begheera the panther), Cate Blanchett (Kaa the python), Naomie Harris (Nisha the wolf), Tom Hollander (Tabaqui the jackal), Eddie Marsan (Nisha’s mate Vihaan), Peter Mullan (Akela the wolf pack leader), and Rohan Chand as the human boy, Mowgli.

Serkis will also take on the role of Baloo the bear. The film will employ a mix of motion capture, CG animation and live-action to tell the classic tale. The movie, written by Callie Kloves and produced by her father Steve, is expected to hit theaters in October, 2016. This film is not related to the upcoming Disney movie to be directed by Jon Favreau.

Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, Bale as Begheera and Serkis as Baloo? Count me in.

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