Idris Elba Lands Role in Jungle Book Remake

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014

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Idris Elba is slated to lend his voice to the remake of The Jungle Book, the classic children’s story.

He will star as the vicious but mellifluous tiger, Shere Khan, for the Jon Favreau-directed film. The popular children’s animated movie debuted in 1984 and will be produced again by Disney. However, they are said to be moving rather quickly in casting and filming as they are battling rival studio Warner Bros on their version of the remake.

While we won’t get to see his face in the movie, we love his voice and are excited to see this project come into fruition.

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