Walt Disney Pictures announced today that Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito have signed on for voice roles in The Jungle Book. Take a look at the studio's brief announcement below, then read on for more details.
Walken and Esposito join Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha, Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Shere Khan, and Scarlett Johansson as Kaa. The Jungle Book also marks the debut of newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, who will be the only actor to physically appear on screen.
It isn't known when production will begin on The Jungle Book at this time. Christopher Walken most recently starred in the Clint Eastwood musical Jersey Boys, while Giancarlo Esposito voices Black Spider in the upcoming animated adventure Batman: Assault on Arkham.