'The Jungle Book' Movie: Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito Join Cast
Disney’s live action/animation The Jungle Book feature has added Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito to the all-star cast.
Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito Join 'Jungle Book'
Walken and Esposito – who is best known for playing Gus Fring on Breaking Bad – will both voice characters in The Jungle Book, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Walken will be the voice behind ape ruler King Louie, while Esposito will voice wolf pack leader Akela.
Other actors lending their voices to the project are Ben Kingley (panther Bagheera), Idris Elba (tiger Shere Khan), Lupita Nyong’o (wolf Raksha) and Scarlett Johansson (python Kaa).
The only actor whose likeness will appear on screen is Neel Sethi, 10, who has been tapped to play Mowgli.
Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef) is directing Disney’s The Jungle Book from a script penned by Justin Marks. It’s scheduled to bow Oct. 9, 2015.