Bill Murray is Baloo in the New "Jungle Book"

Bill Murray will voice baloo in the jungle book movie by jon favreau.

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Bill Murray, legendary folk hero who wanders the countryside spreading joy to the masses, and part-time movie star, is going to voice Baloo the bear in a remake of the Disney animated classic The Jungle Book

He joins a cast that already includes Christopher Walken (King Louie, orangutan),  Giancarlo Esposito (Akela, gray wolf), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera, black panther), Lupita Nyong’o (Raksha, another wolf), Idris Elba (Shere Khan, tiger), Scarlett Johansson (Kaa, snake) and newcomer Neel Sethi (Mowgli, human kid). 

The movie, directed by Jon Favreau, will combine animation with live action.

It's set for an Oct. 9, 2015 release. For now, let's imagine an animated bear sipping Suntory. 


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[Via Variety]


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