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Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o in Talks for Jon Favreau’s ‘The Jungle Book’

Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, The Jungle Book
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Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book' adaptation is looking to add some star power as the film is in talks to cast recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' star Scarlett Johansson. Both would provide voices for the film's talking animals.

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‘Planet of the Apes’ Star Andy Serkis Sets Directorial Debut With ‘The Jungle Book’

Andy Serkis Jungle Book
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From being an ape, to leading them, to now directing them ...

Motion-capture master Andy Serkis, who famously portrayed intelligent ape Caesar in the prequel 'Planet of the Apes' movies and became Gollum for Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies, will step into the director's chair for Warner Bros.' rendition of 'The Jungle Book.'

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Idris Elba to Play Shere Khan in ‘The Jungle Book’

Idris Elba, Shere Khan
BBC, Disney

Idris Elba has been on the verge of superstardom for a while now, and his latest role might get him in the hearts of young children (or at least frighten them). Elba is in final negotiations to join the cast of Jon Favreau's upcoming live-action version of 'The Jungle Book' as the voice of the dangerous tiger Shere Khan.

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Ron Howard Eyes the Live-Action ‘Jungle Book’ — But Not Disney’s

Ron Howard The Jungle Book
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Not too long ago, Disney put a live-action 'Jungle Book' movie into development with Jon Favreau set to the direct for an October 9, 2015 release. However, because moviegoers were so clearly pining for two live-action 'Jungle Books' (that's sarcasm), another one is coming from Warner Bros., and the film is eyeing 'Rush' helmer Ron Howard for the director's chair.

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‘The Jungle Book’ May Get ‘Babel’ Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

The Jungle Book, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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Who knew a live action restaging of 'The Jungle Book' was a hot property? While Jon Favreau is currently working on a version for Disney, now comes word that 'Babel' and '21 Grams' director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is in talks to take on an adaptation for Warner Brothers.

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‘Alice in Wonderland 2′ Drops in 2016; ‘Jungle Book’ and More Get Release Dates

Alice in Wonderland 2 Release Date
Walt Disney Pictures

2015 is going to be one packed year for film. Aside from 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' the Batman-Superman team-up, 'Jurassic World' and other major blockbusters, Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Bros. have added additional titles -- and one for 2016.

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Jon Favreau Could Direct the New Version of ‘The Jungle Book’

The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau
Disney, Getty Images

It seems like 'Iron Man' director Jon Favreau needed to lick his wounds after the fiasco that was 'Cowboys and Aliens,' as that film's failure may have led to a number of his follow-ups falling apart (he was once set to direct both 'Magic Kingdom' and 'Jersey Boys'). But after directing the lower budget 'Chef' it looks like he'll be helming a new franchise as he's up for the new adaptation of 'The Jungle Book.'

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‘The Jungle Book’ Live-Action Reboot Is Coming From Disney, Because Why Not?

Jungle Book Reboot Disney

It shouldn't surprise you to learn that a new live-action version of 'The Jungle Book' is currently being written for Disney. After all, the company's latest (and so far successful) business plan has been to take previously successful animated properties and transform them into live-action spectacles. It worked for 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Alice In Wonderland,' and it'll probably work for the wrapped 'Maleficent' and the about-to-shoot 'Cinderella.' So, 'The Jungle Book'? Why not?

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