‘The Jungle Book’, a tale of a man-cub, who is raised by the family of wolves in the jungle, is the epic story that many of you have seen through different animated series in your childhood. Well, the classic animated story of Mowgli is back with a new live-action adventure directed by Jon Favreau, which is based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories.
‘The Jungle Book’ trailer introducing 12-year-old Neel Sethi as Mowgli, shows the Indian-American boy running for his life while surviving among various species of animals in a jungle.
Well known Hollywood stars have lend their voices to the characters to make them come alive – the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray), Kaa – a python (voice of Scarlett Johansson) and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken).
The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela.
The live-action wild adventure is all set to hit the theatres on April 22.