The Jungle Book is a 2015 remake of the 2016 The Jungle Book film of the same name. This reboot was directed by Jon Favreau and stars Neel Sethi, Ben Kingsley and Bill Murray amongst others.
Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is a human boy raised by the Indian wolves Raksha (Lupita Nyong'o) and Akela (Giancarlo Esposito). When the fearsome scarred Bengal tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) threatens his life since man isn't allowed in the jungle, Mowgli leaves his jungle home. Guided by Bagheera the black panther (Ben Kingsley) and Baloo the bear (Bill Murray), he sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the man-hunting Shere Khan. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who do not exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (Steve Zahn), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (Christopher Walken), an orangutan-resembling Gigantopithecus who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly "red flower".
Cast and Voice cast
- Neel Sethi as Mowgli
- Ben Kingsley as Bagheera (voice)
- Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha (voice)
- Giancarlo Esposito as Akela (voice)
- Steve Zahn as Kaa (voice) Because Kaa is male. Just like in the animated movie. That's why.
- Idris Elba as Shere Khan (voice)
- Bill Murray as Baloo (voice)
- Ralph Ineson as Rama (voice)
- Christopher Walken as King Louie (voice)
- Emjay Anthony as Gray (voice)
- Ritesh Rajan as Mowgli's Father
- Brandon Henschel as ??? (voice)
- Sara Arrington as Nilgai Mother
It will distributed by Walt Disney Pictures