Scarlett Johansson & Lupita Nyong'o In Talks To Join Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK
THR report that Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave) and Johansson (no introduction needed) are in negotiations to provide the voices for a couple of major characters in director Jon Favreau's live-action/CG hybrid take on the classic Disney tale. More after the jump.
Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o are talks to join Idris Elba in Disney's live-action/CG hybrid version of The Jungle Book, which has Iron Man director Jon Favreau at the helm. Apparently Nyong’o is in final negotiations to play 'Rakcha', Mowgli's wolf-mother, while Johansson is in earlier talks to voice 'Kaa' the python. Elba will play the main villain, the tiger 'Shere Khan', with the lead human role of 'Mowgli' and his pals 'Baloo' the bear and 'Bagheera' the panther still to be cast. Justin Marks wrote the script, and the movie has a release date of October 29, 2015.
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