Los Angeles – Disney's latest live-action remake of The Jungle Book has an impressive voice cast. We've seen Mowgli (Neel Sethi) navigate the jungle in the trailers, and now we get to see the rest of the cast and their life-like CGI characters up close and personal in a stunning photo series.
Bagheera (Ben Kingsley)
Bagheera is a sleek and stunning panther who rescued Mowgli when he was abandoned in the jungle as an infant. The effort bonded the big cat to the man-cub—indeed, he has a soft spot for the boy. As Mowgli’s mentor, Bagheera feels it’s his duty to help the man-cub depart with dignity when it comes time for Mowgli to leave his jungle home.
Raksha (Lupita Nyong’o)
Raksha, a loving and fiercely protective mother wolf, cares deeply for all of her pups—including man-cub Mowgli, whom she adopts as one of her own when he’s abandoned in the jungle as an infant.
Akela (Giancarlo Esposito)
Akela is the strong and hardened alpha-male wolf who shoulders the responsibility of the pack. A confident chief, Akela maintains order and enforces the law of the jungle. Although he welcomes the man-cub into the pack, he worries that when Mowgli grows up, he’ll compromise the safety of the family.
Shere Khan (Idris Elba)
Bengal tiger Shere Khan bears the scars of Man, which fuel his hatred of humans. The fearsome tiger makes no secret of his feelings about man-cub Mowgli and his presence in the jungle. Shere Khan’s mission is to ensure Mowgli—and the fire Man wields—poses no future threat. Deep down, Shere Khan seeks revenge upon Man, and it’s Mowgli who will pay the price.
Kaa (Scarlett Johansson)
Kaa sets her sights on Mowgli when she discovers him all alone in the jungle. The massive python uses her seductive voice and hypnotic gaze to charm the man-cub, and Mowgli finds himself unable to resist her captivating embrace.
King Louie (Christopher Walken)
King Louie rules the Bandar-log, a colony of wild and wily monkeys. The massive ape is a formidable force who desperately wants the secret of Man’s deadly “red flower”—fire, and he’s convinced that the man-cub possesses the information he seeks. The smooth-talking leader tries his best to coerce Mowgli to give it up.
See the latest trailer for the movie here:
The film releases nationwide on Friday, 15 April in 3D.
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