Bill Murray to play Baloo in 'Jungle Book'

Bill Murray joins Disney's 'Jungle Book' cast as voice of lovable Baloo.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   Aug. 2, 2014 at 2:21 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson are teaming up for the first time since Lost in Translation, this time as voice actors in Disney's live action Jungle Book.

Walt Disney Pictures announced Murray will join the cast of the film as the voice of lovable bear Baloo.

It was announced earlier this year Johansson would voice the snake, Kaa. Ben Kingsley was cast as the panther Bagheera, Idris Elba as the tiger Shere Khan and Lupita Nyong'o as mother wolf Raksha.

Ten-year-old New Yorker Neel Sethi will portray lead character Mowgli.

The Jungle Book is scheduled for release Oct. 9, 2015.

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