Walt Disney Studios has just announced what is sure to be the first of many exciting details about their upcoming live-action version of The Jungle Book. They have confirmed that Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley has been cast as the voice of Bagheera in the film.


Directed by Jon Favreau from a script by Justin Marks, The Jungle Book combines live action and animated filmmaking. The Jungle Book arrives in theaters in 3D on October 9, 2015.


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