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Bill Murray will voice Baloo in Jungle Book update…

August 2nd, 2014 by Marc Comments

Well, this is just inspired casting…

Bill Murray is to voice Baloo the bear in Disney’s reamke of The Jungle Book. How awesome is that? Yes, very…

Disney’s adaptation is being directed by Jon Favreau, and will feature a combination of live action and CGI. (The other Jungle Book remake currently in the works is being directed by Andy Serkis, and will, evidently, rely entirely on mo-cap.) Joining Murray in Favreau’s version are Christopher Walken (as King Louie); Ben Kingsley (as Bagheera); Idris Elba (as Shere Khan); Scarlet Johansson (as Kaa); Lupita Nyong’o (as Raksha, the mother wolf); and Giancarlo Esposito (as Akila, the wolfpack leader) – all of which strike us as damn excellent choices.

The film is slated for an October 9th release.

Source: i09

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….