Bill Murray Joins Jungle Book As Baloo

Bill Murray becomes the latest celebrity to join the cast of the upcoming live action/CG hybrid “Jungle Book” remake as Baloo the bear who befriends Mowgli the jungle boy. Murray joins Christopher Walken playing King Louie, the top banana of the jungle’s swinging orangutans, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, the leader of the wolf pack which adopts Mowgli [played by Neel Seethi in his first-ever acting role], Ben Kingsley [Bagheera], Idris Elba [Shere Khan], Scarlett Johansson [Kaa] and Lupita Nyong’o [Raksha].

“The Jungle Book” is currently scheduled to be released on October 9, 2015.

Source: Variety

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