Bill Murray is headed to Disney’s The Jungle Book, where he will voice the bear Baloo.
Neel Sethi, a 10-year-old newcomer, will star as Mowgli, the boy on whom the story centers.
Jon Favreau is directing the live-action/animation combination from a script by Justin Marks. The film hits theaters Oct. 9, 2015.
A separate live-action adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling novel is being made at Warner Bros. with Andy Serkis directing. That project will hit theaters a year later, on Oct. 21, 2016.
by Aaron Couch