Casting: Disney Casts Adorable Newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli in ‘Jungle Book!’
I’m super excited about this but, like, cautiously excited. Disney’s been on this kick of reimagining their classic animated tales for live action and I haven’t liked a single one of them. I felt 2010’s Alice in Wonderland was nonsensical and over-saturated with special effects and and the only positive thing about this year’s Maleficent was Angelina Jolie. But this movie has a lot of interesting players involved. We’ve already got Idris Elba as Shere Khan and Lupita Nyong’o as Mowgli’s wolf mother and Jon Faverau is directing, so I’m keeping my eye on it.
Here’s the synopsis:
An orphan boy is raised in the Jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear and a black panther.
The Jungle Book is written by Justin Marks and is directed by Jon Faverau. It stars Neel Sethi, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o and Scarlett Johansson. In theaters October 9. 2015.