Billy Murray To Play Baloo In Live Action The Jungle Book

Legendary comedic actor, Bill Murray will voice the character Baloo in the upcoming live action version and animation of The Jungle Book. Jon Favreau will be directing the film with a script by Justin Marks. The film will be released in 3D and in theaters on October 9, 2015.


Bill Baloo

In addition to Murray joining the cast, Disney recently announced that Academy Award winner Christopher Walken will play King Louie.  Giancarlo Esposito will play Akela.  The previously confirmed cast includes Academy Award winners Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong’o as Bagheera and Raksha, respectively; Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa and newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli.

So are you excited to see this film come to the big screen in this form?  What do you think of the casting?  Tell us your thoughts in the comments below and on Facebook.

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