Live-action Disney film hits theaters April 15
Disney debuted a new trailer for the upcoming “Jungle Book” remake during Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.
Directed by Jon Favreau, the movie stars Neel Sethi stars as Mowgli, Scarlett Johansson as the menacing python Kaa, Idris Elba as the tiger Shere Khan, Bill Murray as friendly bear Baloo, Ben Kingsley as black panther Bagheera, and Lupita Nyong’o as wolf Raksha.
“The Jungle Book” is set to hit theaters on April 15.
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