Director Jon Favreau is moving from his hit comedy Chef directly into the family adventure of Disney's The Jungle Book, and as he did on his previous effort, he is sharing selfies with the cast. Today, we get a look at Christopher Walken, who is playing King Louie, as well as Bill Murray ,who is playing Baloo, and newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli.
Jon Favreau shared these selfies on his personal Facebook page, and they offer our first look at Neel Sethi since he was cast several weeks ago. In the movie, Baloo and Mowgli will be Jungle bros, and though the big bear will be CGI in the finished film, it looks like the two actors are taking a moment to form their bond.
While Warner Bros. is also in gearing up to shoot The Jungle Book: Origins, Disney's version of the classic Rudyard Kipling is said to be a more lighthearted affair. No King Louie has been cast in director Andy Serkis' version of the story, though he is said to be staying closer to the original source material which did not include the character. The Jungle Book: Origins will be dark in tone, and it looks like it has room for a jazz swinging orangutan. It is not known if Disney's The Jungle Book will bring in musical elements or include songs from the original 1967 animated classic The Jungle Book.