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Andy Serkis's film Jungle Book: Origins
has added some new stars to its cast list!
Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, and Naomie Harris will all lend their voices to the upcoming movie.
They are joining Sherlock
star Benedict Cumberbatch, who will lend his silky tones to the evil tiger Shere Khan, and Tom Hollander, who will voice Shere Khan's jackal ally Tabaqui.
The film is, of course, based on Rudyard Kipling's book, and follows Mowgli (Rohan Chand) on his journey through the jungles of India.
Bale is the boy's mentor, in the form of the panther Bagheera, and Andy Serkis lends his own voice to audience favorite, Baloo the bear.
Mowgli meets Kaa the snake (Blanchett) and the wolf pack leader Akela (Peter Mullan), as well as two other wolves, Nisha and Vihaan (Harris, Eddie Marsan), along the way.
As well as voicing Baloo, Serkis is also taking on directing duties, with Jungle Book: Origins
combining motion capture CGI and live-action, something he is familiar with, having worked on movies such as the The Hobbit
and Lord Of The Rings
It opens in the U.S. in October of 2016.
Meanwhile, Disney are working on their own Jungle Book
remake with Idris Elba, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Scarlett Johansson all taking on the jungle roles.
It's certainly a good time for Jungle Book
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