‘The Jungle Book’ is a classic story of a boy named Mowgli who has been raised by wolves, but when the tiger Shere Khan returns, Mowgli must return to live with Man again. The boy is taken by his long term protector Bagheera and they run into many animals, including Baloo the bear, Louie the king, and Kaa the snake.
The original Disney animated classic Jungle Book film came out in 1967 and it’s still loved by many, so making a remake can be very tricky. All of the cast knew the roles and were excited, but knew they also knew they had a lot to live up to.
In this interview, Director Jon Favreau talks about how to make a movie when there’s already a classic film, Idris Elba was actually nervous to play the tiger Shere Khan, Ben Kingsley discusses how all the characters have defined roles, Bill Murray doesn’t think he looks like a bear at all, Christopher Walken talks about how his voice must have fit the character already, and Scarlett Johansson discusses the giant python Kaa.
The Jungle Book comes out Friday, April 15, 2016.