Bill Murray to voice Baloo in The Jungle Book

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Bill Murray has been cast to voice Baloo in Jon Favreau’s Disney film, The Jungle Book.

Murray, who starred in the supernatural comedy film installments The Ghostbusters, will be joining Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation) voicing Kaa the python and Idris Elba (Luther) voicing Shere Khan.

Other stars include Oscar winners Lupita Nyongo’o as Raksha, Ben Kingsley as Bhagheera and Christopher Walken as King Louie.

The new Disney adaptation, which will feature a mixture of animation and live-action, is based on Rudyard Kipling’s novel of the same name, and follows Disney’s first reworking of the novel which was released in 1967 as a purely animated film.

The Jungle Book is due in cinemas 9th October 2015. Watch the trailer for the original film below.

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