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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 […]

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Lupita Nyong’o & Scarlett Johansson in talks for ‘The Jungle Book’

Lupita Nyong’o is close to booking her first post-Oscar role (that is, unless she’s secretly shooting Star Wars Episode VII as we speak). According to THR, the 12 Years a Slave starlet will voice Rakcha, the mother wolf who adopts Mowgli in the live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Scarlett Johansson is […]

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The top 10 movie apes and monkeys

The top 10 movie apes and monkeys. By Simian Miraudo. No more monkey business. We’ve been putting off this list for a while, but it’s now time to “marmoset” the record straight. Primates have always played an important part in cinema (and not just the humans) from the “old world” to the new. To celebrate […]

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