Andy Serkis and Warner Bros. have loaded their ‘Jungle Book‘ adaptation with a cast full of stars. We have now learned that Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander and Naomie Harris will all join Benedict Cumberbatch as the animal characters in the movie.
The film, which will feature CG animation, motion capture and live action, will also star the adorable Bad Words actor Rohan Chand as the human boy Mowgli. It’s being reported that Christian Bale will voice the panther Bagheera, and Cate Blanchett will take on the menacing python Kaa.
Andy Serkis, who will be making his directorial debut on the film, will also take on the role of Baloo the bear. The casting is now complete on the film, which means Warner Bros. and Andy Serkis are ready to take on Jon Favreau and Disney. As most of you know, Disney is also mounting their own Jungle Book film, with Jon Favreau in the director’s chair.
Disney’s version has a cast full of stars, as well. Bill Murray, Christopher Walken and Scarlett Johansson have all agreed to join the cast. The film is expected to hit theaters October 9, 2015.
Which version are you looking forward to the most?