by: Sammy Mink
Newcomer Neel Sethi has been cast as Mowgli in Disney’s upcoming adaptation of THE JUNGLE BOOK. The adventure pic will be directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Justin Marks. Sethi joins Scarlett Johansson, who will voice Kaa, Idris Elba, who is voicing Shere Khan, Lupita Nyong’o as Rakcha and Ben Kingsley who is set to voice the shady Bagheera.
This is Sethi’s first feature length acting role and they’re not making it easy on him – Sethi will be the only live action actor, while the rest of the cast will voice computer generated characters.
Sethi is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates.