The Jon Favreau-directed THE JUNGLE BOOK doesn’t hit theaters until April 15th and we couldn’t be more excited to see a live-action adaptation of the classic animated series. Newcomer Neel Sethi steps into the role of the man-cub, Mowgli while a star-studded cast voices the animals in his life. Disney recently released a series of photos of the actors posing with the animals they voice — and they are stunning.
Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, the mother wolf to Mowgli
Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, the leader of the wolf pack
Idris Elba as Shere Khan, the villainous bengal tiger who is trying to rid the jungle of Mowgli
Sir Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Mowgli’s adoptive parent and mentor
Christopher Walken as King Louie, the ape who’s seeks information from Mowgli
Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, the hypnotizing python