Movie chats: The Jungle Book
All types of nostalgic-feels from the live-action rendition of The Jungle Book by director-extraordinaire Jon Favreau. I had the chance to sit down with the director in LA the morning after watching the film in the historic Chinese Theatre on Sunset Boulevard and my excitement was palpable (not to mention that Elf is one of my all-time favorite movies... Needless to say I was slightly star-struck). He was an absolute delight to talk to and did a fantastic job directing Neel Sethi, the little boy who had zero acting experience from Brooklyn, New York, taking on the iconic role of Mowgli.
Which Jungle Book animal would Jon want to play? Check out the video below to find out.
Recognize some of the voices? This is a ridiculously stacked voice-over cast!
- Bill Murray (Baoo)
- Ben Kingsley (Bagheera)
- Idris Elba (Shere Khan)
- Lupita Nyong'o (Raksha)
- Scarlett Johansson (Kaa)