Bill Murray to voice Baloo in Disney's The Jungle Book

Disney’s upcoming The Jungle Book will be a mixture of CGI and live-action.
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Bill Murray will voice Baloo the bear in Disney's live action The Jungle Book film.

The Hollywood Reporter states that Murray joins a cast including Christopher Walken voice King Louie, Scarlett Johansson voice Kaa the snake and Idris Elba voice Shere Khan the tiger.

Helmed by Jon Favreau, Disney’s The Jungle Book will be a mixture of CGI and live-action and will hit theatres on October 9th next year.

As well as Disney's version, Warner Bros is also putting together a darker Jungle Book film with Andy Serkis behind the camera.

According to Deadline, the film, titled Jungle Book: Origins, will land in cinemas on October 21st, 2016, almost a year after Disney's effort.


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