Idris Elba To Voice Shere Khan In Jon Favreau’s Live Action ‘Jungle Book’

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According to Deadline, British actor Idris Elba – best known for Luther, Pacific Rim, and Thor: The Dark World – is in final negotiations to voice the villainous tiger, Shere Khan, in Disney’s live-action of ‘The Jungle Book.’


Directed by Jon Favreau, the film will be a mix of live-action and VFX. Oscar winner Rob Legato – who previously worked on Avatar, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Titanic – will be overseeing the visual effects for the film.

What do you think of Idris Elba as the voice of Shere Khan? I think it’s a great casting choice. I’m sure we will be seeing photos of Elba wearing a mocap suit soon. 

‘The Jungle Book‘ opens in theaters on October 9th, 2015. 

[Via Deadline]


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