The Jungle Book Cast And Crew Share Their Thoughts At The LA World Premiere

The Jungle Book Cast And Crew Share Their Thoughts At The LA World Premiere

The cast and crew of Disney’s latest film ‘The Jungle Book’, shared their thoughts on being part of one of the year’s most anticipated movie events during it’s world premiere in Hollywood, this past Monday evening. April 4th, the red carpet was rolled out at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in LA. Director Jon Favreau joined the many voice actors from the film for the nights premiere, along with the movies only real life actor, Neel Sethi who plays Mowgli.

Favreau said it best concerning the decision to do the film, saying “a hundred years ago was the book, fifty years ago was the animated film and now, fifty years later it’s time to update the story for our generation“.

The Jungle Book World Premiere Red Carpet Event

The all-star cast includes Bill Murray (“Lost in Translation”) as the voice of Baloo, Ben Kingsley (“Learning to Drive,” “The Walk”) as Bagheera, Idris Elba (“Star Trek Beyond”) as Shere Khan, and Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) as the voice of mother wolf Raksha. Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) gives life to Kaa, Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”) provides the voice of alpha-male wolf Akela, and Christopher Walken (“The Deer Hunter”) lends his iconic voice to King Louie. Newcomer Neel Sethi stars as the film’s only human character, Mowgli. Sethi, 12, was selected from thousands of hopefuls who auditioned as part of an extensive worldwide search.

The Jungle Book opens in theaters April 15th, 2016

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Photo: Top ©2016 Walt Disney Pictures

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