Bill Murray To Play Baloo in Disney’s “The Jungle Book”

Bill+Murray+Press+Room+86th+Annual+Academy+yvpHTx3lGL4lVeteran actor Bill Murray has joined the cast of DisneysThe Jungle Bookas the voice of Baloo.

Disney recently announced that Academy Award winner Christopher Walken will play King Louie while Giancarlo Esposito will play Akela, and the previously confirmed cast includes Academy Award winners Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyongo as Bagheera and Raksha, respectively; Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Shere Khan; Scarlett Johansson as Kaa; and newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli.

The Jungle Bookis a combination of live-action and animation, directed by Jon Favreau from a script by Justin Marks. The film will be released in 3D and arrives in theaters on October 9, 2015.

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