Actors Bill Murray, Christopher Walken & Giancarlo Esposito Join Disney's 'The Jungle Book' as Baloo, King Louise & Akela

Actors Bill Murray, Christopher Walken & Giancarlo Esposito Join Disney's 'The Jungle Book' as Baloo, King Louise & Akela

Disney just announced this week that actors Bill Murray, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito have all joined The Jungle Book.

Bill, 63, will voice Baloo, the sleepy brown bear that teaches Mowgli the law of the Jungle.

Christopher, 71, will play King Louie, the leader of a troop of monkeys who kidnaps Mowgli for a time.

Giancarlo, 56, is the voice behind Akela, the leader of the Seeonee pack of Indian wolves, who adopts the lost child and becomes one of Mowgli’s mentors.

The three join Sir Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa and Neel Sethi as Mowgli in the live-action/animation flick, out on October 9th, 2015.

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