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Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Andy Serkis-Directed Jungle Book Adaptation

Posted by monique On August - 19 - 2014 0 Comment

There are two different adaptations of “The Jungle Book” occurring simultaneously in Hollywood and for many (including myself), it’s getting confusing keeping track of the two, except that one is directed by Andy Serkis and the other is under the director of Jon Favreau. For the record, this article is about the Serkis-directed adaptation. If you’re Team Serkis-”Jungle Book,” then I’ve got some great news for you. Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as a voice in the film.

Cumberbatch will play the villainous tiger, Shere Khan, states, The Hollywood Reporter. Cumberbatch’s voice is a great fit for Shere Khan; as his performance as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock” suggest, Cumberbatch is more than capable of playing a dark yet alluring character.

Callie Kloves is the film’s screenwriter; Steve Kloves, her father, will produce.

The Favreau-directed “Jungle Book,” a Disney film, stars Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba–who is set to play Shere Khan, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johansson and newcomer Neel Sethi. The Serkis-directed “Jungle Book” adaptation, now called “Jungle Book: Origins,” will be in theaters Oct. 21, 2016.

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