Bill Murray joins Jungle Book cast
Published 04/08/2014 | 13:10
Newcomer Neel Sethi is set to star as Mowgli, the little boy who meets the jungle creatures, in Disney's new live action reboot, which will use CGI to bring the animals to life.
Bill, 63, will voice bear Baloo who takes Mowgli under his wing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
He joins a stellar voice cast that includes Christopher Walken as the voice of King Louie, ruler of the apes and monkeys, and Breaking Bad actor Giancarlo Esposito, who will voice Akela, the head of a pack of wolves.
Disney's Jungle Book is being directed by Jon Favreau and is due to be released in 3D on October 16, 2015.
Andy is yet to sign up his cast for what will now be known as Jungle Book: Origins, but he is due to begin shooting next year for an October 21, 2016 release date.