First Actor Cast in Jon Favreau’s Live Action THE JUNGLE BOOK

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In the Disney vs. Warner Bros. attempt to see who can release their version of a live adaptation of The Jungle Book first, Disney is maintaining their lead with in-place director, Jon Favreau, and is now first to the casting mark.

According to Deadline, Idris Elba (Thor: The Dark World) is in talks to be lending his voice to the killer tiger Shere Khan as a VFX character that is being overseen by Rob Legato of Avatar and Hugo.

Warner Bros. continues to lag behind, not having cast anyone nor deciding on a director, though Ron Howard seems to be first pick as we reported previously.

We’ll be sure and keep you posted on the latest for both adaptations.

Jess Orso
Written by Jess Orso

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