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Ben Kingsley to Voice Bagheera in Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK

Disney has announced that they've cast Ben Kingsley as the voice of Bagheera, the black panther in Jon Favreau's feature film adaptation of The Jungle Book.

The Rudyard Kipling story was published in 1894 and it follows an Indian boy named Mowgli, who is raised by wolves and lives among the other animals in the jungle. 

Kingsley joins Idris Elba, who is voicing the tiger Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as the voice of the python Kaa, and Lupita Nyong'o will provide the voice of Rakcha, Mowgli's adopted wolf mother. 

The film will be a combination of live action and CG animated greatness. Justin Marks wrote the screenplay for the movie which will be released in theaters on October 9, 2015.

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