Scarlett Johansson & Lupita Nyong'o In Talks To Join Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK

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.

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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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AsgardianHobo - 4/23/2014, 4:00 PM
At first, I thought it meant ScarJo in a loin cloth.....and then i read the article :(
RR51 - 4/23/2014, 4:07 PM
Really hope Nyong'o goes beyond the typical filler roles of black actors.
HulkOnion - 4/23/2014, 4:24 PM
loin cloth scarjo ooo boi...
DrDoom - 4/23/2014, 4:26 PM
Is Kaa going to be a girl?
ALegendaryPanda - 4/23/2014, 4:31 PM
I'm actually kinda excited for both of the live-action Jungle Book movies.
NightForce - 4/23/2014, 4:32 PM
Everything you write I think you're 12 years old.
CherryBomb - 4/23/2014, 4:35 PM
Flawless casting if this ends up happening!
CherryBomb - 4/23/2014, 4:36 PM

Yeah, she was just named People's most beautiful star and there's a reason for it.
InfiniteMonkey - 4/23/2014, 4:36 PM
This will probably make loads of cash.

Scarlett on another Cash dispenser for a movie.
PunkRockJesus - 4/23/2014, 4:37 PM

ComicsBornAndBred - 4/23/2014, 4:39 PM
2 beautiful women. Great casting.
OnePunchBaldy - 4/23/2014, 4:43 PM
Lupita is [frick]ing gorgeous.
Tdi7457 - 4/23/2014, 4:48 PM
Lol, ScarJo is being cast as Kaa? Kaa is a dude. Plus, the character is menacing, you need to sound it, and ScarJo sounds like she needs a cough drop.
Ramiel - 4/23/2014, 4:49 PM
I won't go as far and say that Lupita is ugly, but I just don't find her attractive. Anyways, this movie will shit on WB's version.
ComicsBornAndBred - 4/23/2014, 4:53 PM
Hot hot women!!! Both of em
Nick56 - 4/23/2014, 4:56 PM
Scarjo voice only? Disappointing....
Destined - 4/23/2014, 5:05 PM
I can dig this and ecstatic for Lupita! She is most definitely a beautiful person.
Asterisk - 4/23/2014, 5:24 PM
ScarJo as Kaa is almost kinda brilliant.

I wanna see some snake titties.
Tdi7457 - 4/23/2014, 5:24 PM
Man, this is gonna suck. Hope Andy Serkis's interpretation is better.
RorMachine - 4/23/2014, 5:25 PM
If you don't get the genius of casting Scarjo as Kaa - a snake who seductively lures and hypnotizes his/her (what does it matter?) prey with his voice and eyes -- I give up.
Asterisk - 4/23/2014, 5:27 PM
It'd pretty much be a mixture of her roles in 'Her' and 'Under the Skin'.
Tdi7457 - 4/23/2014, 5:31 PM
@RorMachine I can agree Johansson hypnotized alot of people,into believing she was a good actress, but this is just a horrendous casting choice.
Gambit10 - 4/23/2014, 5:41 PM
Lupita Nyong'o should be Storm instead. Or Misty Knight.
NoPhucksGiven - 4/23/2014, 5:51 PM
scarlett is hot as [frick].
DrunkenNukem - 4/23/2014, 5:57 PM

InfiniteMonkey - 4/23/2014, 6:01 PM
Someone post a Scarlett ass heavy pic sharpish!
AsgardianHobo - 4/23/2014, 6:11 PM

KINGPEN266 - 4/23/2014, 6:12 PM
AsgardianHobo - 4/23/2014, 6:12 PM
Oh shit, wrong pic! here ya go

kong - 4/23/2014, 6:13 PM
The only disappointment is that they'd only be voicing characters. I wanna see them in loin cloth's. Of course they both are amazing actresses and it's good news anyway. I love the news, but......hmph....hopefully hey look good at the premiere.
SageMode - 4/23/2014, 6:38 PM
Lupita Nyong'o for Shuri in a Black Panther movie.

BatGOD - 4/23/2014, 6:43 PM
MightyZeus - 4/23/2014, 6:59 PM
Should ditch the bad actress and keep Nyong'o.

maninfinesuit - 4/23/2014, 7:20 PM

GuardianAngel - 4/23/2014, 7:31 PM
Isn't Andy Serkis also doing Jungle Book? Is this gonna another Snow White scenario where one is bad and the other is infamously bad?
FirstAvenger - 4/23/2014, 7:50 PM
@Kingpen266 yes.
Tdi7457 - 4/23/2014, 8:05 PM
I also can't help but feel this is stunt casting on Johansson's part.

"Duh, her voice was good in Her, best milk that!"
UltimateHunt - 4/23/2014, 8:06 PM
if it happens, now THATS how you cast
UltimateHunt - 4/23/2014, 8:06 PM
KiddSoul - 4/23/2014, 8:07 PM
@Sagemode: That would be brilliant casting.

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