Bill Murray to voice Baloo in Disney's The Jungle Book

  • ANI, Washington
  • Updated: Aug 02, 2014 11:37 IST

Bill Murray will voice Baloo in Disney's The Jungle Book, it has been revealed.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor will join the voicecast alongside Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o and Idris Elba.

Neel Sethi, the 10-year-old newcomer will star as Mowgli in the movie directed by Jon Favreau.

The movie is schedule to hit the theatres on Oct. 9, 2015.

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s book, Jon Favreau’s fresh take on the story follows Mowgli’s adventures in the jungle with his sidekicks Bagheera and Baloo the bear. Actor Idris Elba is already on board to voice villainous tiger Shere Khan, while Scarlett Johansson will lend her voice to Kaa, Mowgli’s charming python ally.

12 Years a Slave breakout star Lupita Nyong’o has also been cast as Rakcha, the wolf who raises the boy as her own while Kingsley will voice Bagheera.

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