Benedict Cumberbatch Joins ‘Jungle Book: Origins’

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By Alexandra Zaslow
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  • The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop…

    The following is an excerpt from Benedict Cumberbatch Joins ‘Jungle Book’ for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

    Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book has landed its first voice lead, and it’s elementary.

    Benedict Cumberbatch will voice Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger who is the villain of the classic tale of a boy named Mowgli who is raised by jungle animals.

    Andy Serkis, the motion capture king after pioneering motion capture with such roles as Gollum and Caesar, is making his directorial debut with the movie.

  • Mirror has more details…

    The following is an excerpt from Benedict Cumberbatch joins The Jungle Book: Origins as the voice of villainous tiger Shere Khan

    Disney is also planning a live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s work which stars Bill Murray as Baloo, Christopher Walkden as orangutan King Louie and Lucy star Scarlett Johansson will play the snake Kaa.

    Ben Kingsley will take on the role of panther Bagheera, while Lupita Nyong’o will play wolf Raksha and Idris Elba as the tiger Shere Khan.