Bill Murray cast as Baloo

Bill Murray has been cast as Baloo the bear in Disney’s The Jungle Book.
I’m so hyped after hearing this news, Murray’s distinctive voice and impeccable comic timing make him the perfect choice.
He joins the likes of Sir Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Christopher Walken as King Louie, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, and Neel Sethi as Mowgli.

The movie is a mix of live-action and animation and is directed by Jon Favreau.

A UK release date for the movie is yet unknown.