When it was announced that Jon Favreau was going to direct a live action movie adaptation of The Jungle Book, there were a few raised eyebrows as to how he will make the film. With that said, Jon has been working hard at bringing together an impressive cast for the movie, with the likes of Lupita Nyong'o lending her voice to the character Rakcha, while Scarlett Johansson will voice Kaa.
It has now been confirmed that Jon Favreau has now cast Hollywood veteran Christopher Walken in The Jungle Book, adding the talented actor to his already impressive cast. Christopher Walken will voice the character King Louie, who is the ruler of the monkeys and apes, and we cannot wait for it.
The Jungle Book live action adaptation will focus on the classic tale of the orphaned boy Mowgli, who is raised out in the jungle by a pack of wolves, along with the help of a bear and a black panther. While this will be a live action adaptation of The Jungle Book, it will only be Mowgli that we see on-screen, as the rest of the characters will be created using CGI.
As well as featuring the voices of Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson and now Christopher Walken, The Jungle Book will also feature the voices of Idris Elba as Sheer Khan, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera and Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, while young actor Neel Sethi will play the role of Mowgli. The Jungle Book will open on October 9, 2015 in the US and on October 16, 2015 in the UK.