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Bill Murray Joins Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’ as Warner Bros. Schedules Its Own Version

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Bill Murray Joins Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’ as Warner Bros. Schedules Its Own Version

Bill Murray will voice Baloo in Disney’s The Jungle Book at Disney, Deadline reports.

He joins a cast in the Jon Favreau adaptation that includes Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Christopher Walken as King Louie, Lupita Nyong’o as Rakcha, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela and Ben Kingsley as Bagheera. Newcomer Neel Sethi plays Mowgli, the only live-action role in the feature.

The Jungle Book opens Oct. 9, 2015.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. has not only given its version a title, but also scheduled a release date. Jungle Book: Origins, directed by Andy Serkis, will swing into action on Oct. 21, 2016.

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