Bill Murray to Voice Baloo the Bear in ‘The Jungle Book’ Live-Action Adaptation

If you weren't already slightly envious of Mowgli for having such a cool best friend, this might do the trick. Also, can we take a minute to reflect on how badass Idris Elba as Shere Khan will be?
By Chris Menning
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  • The following is an official press release from Disney

    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 film will be released in 3D and arrives in theaters on October 9, 2015.

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