Bill Murray Is Baloo In Disney’s “Jungle Book”

Bill Murray will provide the voice of Baloo the bear in Jon Favreau’s upcoming film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” for Disney Pictures.

Murray joins a cast that includes newcomer Neel Sethi as the human Mowgli, and the voices of Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, and Christopher Walken as King Louie.

A combination of live-action and animation, Favreau helms from a script by Justin Marks and the film is due for release on October 9th 2015.

Source: Disney Pictures