Bill Murray to voice Baloo in ‘The Jungle Book’


Bill Murray, still unwilling to do a third Ghostbusters, has instead signed on to voice big ol’ bear Baloo in Disney’s The Jungle Book.

Jon Favreau’s CG/live-action hybrid will retell Rudyard Kipling’s classic fable, and will feature the voices of Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito and Ben Kingsley.

Newcomer Neel Sethi will star as Mowgli, the young boy taken under the wing of Baloo and some other jungle animals.

The flick is set to hit cinemas October 2015.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros’ competing flick, Jungle Book: Origins, will land October 2016. Andy Serkis, weirdly, is directing that one.

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