Disney has a new adaptation of The Jungle Book headed our way in 2015, and there are plenty of reasons to get excited about it. Jon Favreau (Iron Man) is directing and, according to reports, we can expect a live-action/CG hybrid movie. There are plenty of children’s movies that adults secretly (or openly) love, but it’s beginning to sound like we’re all going to love this movie for other… hotter reasons.
Although we probably won’t get to see much in the way of their faces, we can’t help but notice that this sounds like the hottest rumored cast in history. Arguably the most attractive man alive Idris Elba has actually been confirmed as the voice of Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger. And Scarlett Johansson and People‘s Most Beautiful star Lupita Nyong’o are both rumored to have parts in the film. Johansson is in talks to voice Kaa, a python who uses hypnosis to devour her prey (that sounds accurate), and Nyong’o is in the final stages of negotiating her role as the voice of Rakcha, the mother wolf who adopts Mowgli.
If all of this comes together, we will have three of the most attractive people in Hollywood voicing these characters, and turning The Jungle Book into an oddly hot adaptation the likes of which the animated world has never seen. No complaints over here.