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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join ‘Jungle Book: Origins’

Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join ‘Jungle Book: Origins’


Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett have rounded out the cast of Jungle Book: Origins.

Bale and Blanchett will join British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who will play villainous tiger Shere Khan, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s adventure tale.

Bale will voice orphan Mowgli’s panther friend Bagheera, while Blanchett will play python Kaa, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Andy Serkis, who will make his directorial debut on the film, will step in as Baloo the bear and Lone Survivor‘s Rohan Chand will star as Mowgli.

Hollander, Mullan, Harris and Marsan round out the cast as jackal Tabaqui, wolf pack leader Akela, and wolves Nisha and Vihaan, respectively.

This isn’t the only The Jungle Book film in the works – Jon Favreau will take charge of a rival Disney live-action/animation production, which features the voices of Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Lupita Nyong’o.

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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