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The Jungle Book (2014)

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The Jungle Book is an upcoming American adventure film directed by Jon Favreau written by Justin Marks and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The film stars Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, and Christopher Walken. The film is scheduled on April 15, 2016.

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On July 9, 2013, the film was announced, with Justin Marks set to write the film. On November 5, 2013, it was announced Jon Favreau would direct the film. On March 6, 2014, it was announced Idris Elba would voice Shere Khan. On April 23, it was announced Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o would voice Kaa and Raksha, respectively. On June 25, 2014, it was announced Ben Kingsley would voice Bagheera. On July 15, 2014, it was announced Neel Sethi would play Mowgli. On July 28, 2014, it was announced Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito would voice King Louie and Akela, respectively. On August 1, 2014, it was announced Bill Murray would voice Baloo. Richard M. Sherman, who, alongside his late brother Robert B. Sherman, wrote songs for Disney's original animated Jungle Book, will write new songs for this film, and "The Bare Necessities" is going to be recycled from it and sung by Bill Murray. On January 13, 2015, the film's release date was pushed back from October 15, 2015, 

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