Check out the new still below that Empire Magazine released for Jon Favreau’s upcoming live-action movie ‘The Jungle Book.’ The still features Mowgli, played by newcomer Neel Sethi, clinging to Raksha (voiced by Lupita Nyong’o).
“There was a certain quality we wanted, and we knew he was going to have to carry the film,” Jon Favreau told Empire about his leading man-cub. “So it was going to have to be somebody that had a certain charisma, a certain charm and certain qualities that I remember from the cartoon.”
Directed by Jon Favreau. Written by Justin Marks. Executive produced by Molly Allen, Karen Gilchrist, Peter M. Tobyanse. Music will be written by John Debney.
Stars: Christopher Walken (King Louie), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera), Bill Murray (Baloo), Scarlett Johansson (Kaa), Giancarlo Esposito (Akela), Idris Elba (Shere Khan), Lupita Nyong’o (Raksha), Emjay Anthony (Grey Brother) and newcomer Neel Sethi (Mowgli).
‘The Jungle Book‘ opens in theaters on April 15, 2016.