Bill Murray is the latest celeb announced for the cast of Disney’s new live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. He’ll be the voice of Baloo, the lovable bear who became popular after singing the Bare Necessities in Disney’s 1967 animated version.
Best known for starring in Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation and many more smash hits, the Saturday Night Live alum is no stranger to voicing animated characters. You heard him as the self-interested lead cat in Garfield: The Movie and Garfield 2: Tail of Two Kitties. He also voiced Clive Badger in Fantastic Mr. Fox and is set to be Addison Drake in B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.
Actors Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba and Lupita Nyong’o will join Murray in The Jungle Book, scheduled to reach theaters Oct. 9, 2015.
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