Disney's "Jungle Book": Check Out Who's New to the Jungle

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Disney adds Christopher Walken and "Breaking Bad's" Giancarlo Esposito to the "Jungle Book" roster.

Jul 28, 2014 | 06:14 PM

It looks like Christopher Walken and "Breaking Bad's" Giancarlo Esposito are officially the new jungle VIPs.  

The two acclaimed actors have joined the cast of Disney's live-action/CGI hybrid remake "The Jungle Book."

Walken will be taking on the role of King Louis, the ruler of the apes and monkeys, whom you probably remember from this infectious song. In additon, Esposito, who is known for his standout role as Gus Fring on "Breaking Bad," will play the of the leader of a wolf pack, Akela. 

The film already boasts an all-star cast, including Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, and Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha. It will also introduce 10-year-old Neel Sethi as everyone's favorite abandoned child, Mowgli.

"The Jungle Book" premieres on October 9. 

 

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