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The New Jungle Book Finds Its New Mowgli

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The rebooted live-action/CG hybrid version of “The Jungle Book” being directed by Jon Favreau has cast screen virgin Neel Seethi as Mowgli the Man Cub – the 10-year-old’s first acting gig. Seethi’s role as Mowgli will be the only live-action character while the remainder of the cast will be CG with Scarlett Johansson [Kaa], Idris […]

Ben Kingsley Is Bagheera

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Ben Kingsley will voice the role of the black panther Bagheera in the CG/live-action 3D adaptation of “The Jungle Book” being directed by Jon Favreau. Kingsley joins a voice cast that includes Idris Elba [Shere Khan], Scarlett Johansson [Kaa] and Lupita Nyong’o [Rakcha]. “The Jungle Book” is currently scheduled for a release date of October […]

Disney Returns To The Jungle

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Disney is in negotiations with director Jon Favreau to oversee a live-action remake of “The Jungle Book”, based on the famous Rudyard Kipling novel. Favreau, who has directed “Elf” as well as the first two “Iron Man” films in that franchise, has mentioned that this remake of the film will incorporate more “mythic elements” and […]

Food Poisoning: Too Many Chefs In The Kitchen At Cannes

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Because creativity frequently takes a backseat to greed in Hollywood, there can be little to no surprise that two mostly comedic films named “Chef” are being promoted at the Cannes Film Festival for future release. The first “Chef” film – let’s call it Chef Jose – is from Sony and stars Bradley Cooper as a […]

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