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Morning all. Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs releases her debut solo album Crush Songs in September. Keeping the early-00s Lower East Side scene camaraderie alive, it's being released on Julian Casablancas's label Cult Records.
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- Sam Richards
He's the king of the swingers. Christopher Walken is set to play orang utan King Louie in Disney's new live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, it has been confirmed. Jon Favreau is directing the new version of Rudyard Kipling's classic fable about a man-cub raised in an Indian jungle, which is apparently a blend of live action and computer-generated animation. »
Disney’s upcoming adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book has been ahead of a competing project set up at Warner Bros. for a very long time, and that’s not changing today. The Disney version, which Jon Favreau is directing, just added Breaking Bad alum Giancarlo Esposito and acting legend Christopher Walken to its already impressive voice cast (to compare, Andy Serkis’ WB adaptation doesn’t have a single actor cast yet).
Esposito, whose turn as Gus Fring on Breaking Bad earned him numerous accolades including a Critics’ Choice Award, will be voicing Akela, the leader of the wolf pack. Meanwhile, Walken, a prolific A-lister who won an Oscar for The Deer Hunter and has racked up many awards since, will be lending his iconic vocals to the role of King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes.
The pair join a voice cast including »
- Isaac Feldberg
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Eva Green is in negotiations to star in Tim Burton's adaptation of Ransom Riggs' novel "Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” at 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. Green would play the title character, who acts as a guardian for the orphans.
The story follows a teenager who finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them. [Source: Variety]
Walken plays King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes, Esposito will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack. [Source: ]
- Garth Franklin
The Jungle Book is seriously crushing the casting game right now. This morning, Deadline revealed that two new actors have come aboard the all-singing, all-dancing, all-cg wildlife pic directed by Jon Favreau (as opposed to the other one, coming from Andy Serkis). Giancarlo Esposito, best known for portraying a dark-universe Colonel Sanders on Breaking Bad, will play the wolf Akela. And Christopher Walken, best known for a lifetime of skeezing people out by being Christopher Walken, will play the orangutan King Louie. Those two extra-talented thespians join Ben Kingsley as the panther Bagheera (yes, splendid), Lupita Nyong’o as mother wolf Raksha (really, really great), Scarlett Johansson as the python Kaa (this is perfect) and Idris Elba as the film’s antagonist, the tiger Shere Khan (good god yes). Also, there’s some newcomer named Neel Sethi playing Mowgli, but he is not a well-loved Hollywood star voicing an extremely appropriate animal character. Temper »
- Adam Bellotto
The live-action/animation production of Disney’s The Jungle Book has two new cast members- oscar-winner Christopher Walken, who will play lovable King Louie, and Giancarlo Esposito, who will voice wolf pack leader Akela.
Esposito is best known from his role in ‘Breaking Bad’, which earned him an Emmy nomination. Esposito and Walken will be joining Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as Rasksha, Idris Elba as Shere Khan and Scarlett Johansson as Kaa.
The star of The Jungle Book will be played by Neel Sethi. Mowgli will actually be the only character who will appear physically on the screen.
Source: ComingSoon »
- Ellen Daniels
Walken will voice King Louie, the ruler of a group of apes and monkeys, while Esposito will voice Akela, the leader of a wolf pack, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
10-year-old newcomer Neel Sethi will be the only actor to appear on screen throughout the movie, which mixes live-action and animation.
The movie is based on the classic Rudyard Kipling novel about a boy raised in the Indian jungle by animals.
The Jungle Book is scheduled to be released in 3D on October 9, 2015. »
For those who think their Disney films could use a little more Christopher Walken, your wish has been granted. The "Sentinel" actor has been added to Jon Favreau's live-action version of Disney's "The Jungle Book" as King Louie. Lest ye forget, this isn't Walken's first tango with the mouse: he played Reed Thimple in 2002's "The Country Bears. On top of that, if you can't get enough of Gus from "Breaking Bad": Giancarlo Esposito is another add to the flick, as wolf pack leader Akela. As previously reported, other leading cast for "The Jungle Book" includes Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa and newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli (the latter of whom will be the only actor to physically appear on screen). "The Jungle Book" arrives in theaters in 2015, on Oct. 9. »
- Katie Hasty
Christopher Walken is officially king of the swingers.
Disney revealed today that the Oscar winner has joined the cast of its increasingly star-studded live action Jungle Book remake. Walken is set to voice the ape monarch King Louie, a part sure to be as flamboyant as his upcoming turn in NBC’s Peter Pan Live. (In Disney’s 1967 animated musical, Louie is the one who sings the jazzy classic “I Wanna Be Like You.”)
Also joining the film’s ranks: Emmy nominee Giancarlo Esposito, who already has experience playing a classic Disney character. (He portrayed Once Upon a Time’s »
- Hillary Busis
Disney continues to expand the cast of it’s The Jungle Book adaptation, even if only one actor will ever be seen on screen. Director Jon Favreau’s iteration recently cast young newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, and he will be the only live-action actor to appear in the film. The rest of the cast is filled out with CG-animated creatures, and today Disney announced that Christopher Walken and Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito have joined the voice cast. Walken will fill the role of King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes, while Esposito will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack. Other voice actors in the film include Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, and Sir Ben Kingsley. The Jungle Book is scheduled for release on October 9, 2015. Hit the jump for news concerning a Dark Shadows actress leading the next film from director Tim Burton. »
- Adam Chitwood
Firstly, Academy Award winner and dancer supreme Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter) has joined to take on the role of King Louie, made famous by musician Louis Prima in the original, who resides as leader of a group of apes and monkeys. Secondly, Emmy nominee Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Community) will breath life and vocals to Akela, legendary leader of the wolf pack.
The distingused pair join an already eclectic cast of actors, including Scarlett Johansson (Under The Skin) as Kaa, Academy Award winners Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) as Bagheera and Lupita Nyongo’o (12 Years A Slave) as Raksha, Idris Elba (Luther) as Shere Khan and newcomer Neel Sethi who makes his screen debut as Mowgli, the »
- Scott Davis
Oscar winner Christopher Walken and “Breaking Bad” villain Giancarlo Esposito have joined the voice cast of Jon Favreau‘s “The Jungle Book,” Disney announced on Monday. Favreau is directing from a script by Justin Marks. The new 3D film, which is a combination of live-action and animation, will follow the adventures of Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a little boy who's raised by wolves and friends with all sorts of jungle creatures. Also read: Christopher Walken to Play Tap-Dancing Captain Hook in ‘Peter Pan Live’ Walken will play King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes, while Esposito will voice Akela, »
- Jeff Sneider
Jon Favreau is filling his jungle with the best of the best. He’s currently casting a new, live action take on The Jungle Book and just added Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito to the cast. That cast already includes Oscar winners Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong’o alongside popular actors Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson. They’ll […]
- Germain Lussier
The Jungle Book has added Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito to its voice cast. In Disney's live-action/animation blend, Walken will voice King Louie, the ruler of a group of apes and monkeys. Esposito will voice Akela, the leader of a wolf pack. Photos 'Breaking Bad': 10 Most Mind-Blowing Episodes The film will feature mostly characters created with CG and voiced by actors. The only actor who will appear onscreen is 10-year-old newcomer Neel Sethi, who will play Mowgli, the young boy at the center of the tale. The voice cast includes Ben Kingsley as the black panther Bagheera, Idris
- Austin Siegemund-Broka
Christopher Walken will voice King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes, and Giancarlo Esposito will play Akela, leader of the wolf pack, in Disney‘s Jungle Book. It’s the latest edition to the live-action/animation hybrid pic, which Jon Favreau is directing from a script by Justin Marks. The duo join Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa and newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli – the only actor to physically appear on screen. The 3D pic has an October 9, 2015 release date. »
Walt Disney Pictures announced today that Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito have signed on for voice roles in The Jungle Book. Take a look at the studio's brief announcement below, then read on for more details.
Two more actors are on board as the voice cast for Disney's The Jungle Book takes shape. Academy Award winner Christopher Walken will take on the role of King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes, while Giancarlo Esposito (Critics Choice Award winner and Emmy nominee for Breaking Bad) will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack.
Walken and Esposito join Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha, Golden Globe winner Idris Elba as Shere Khan, and Scarlett Johansson as Kaa. The Jungle Book also marks the debut of newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, who will be the only actor to physically appear on screen. »
Walt Disney Pictures has just revealed two new additions to the cast of director Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book. Academy Award winner Christopher Walken will take on the role of King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes, while Giancarlo Esposito (Critics Choice Award winner and Emmy nominee for "Breaking Bad") will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack. »
The all-star cast of Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book just added another pair of iconic voices to the animal kingdom. Joining Scarlett Johannson, Lupita Nyong.o, Ben Kingsley, and Idris Elba will be Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito and the one and only Christopher Walken. Esposito will voice Akela, leader of a pack of wolves while Walken will portray the orangutan King Louie. Fans of the Disney cartoon classic will instantly recognize King Louie as the scat-singing voice of Louis Prima in »
- Alex Maidy
Now that Jon Favreau has tracked down the young man he wants to play Mowgli, the Iron Man director is turning his attention back to recruiting recognisable names for his new live-action/animated take on The Jungle Book. He now has Christopher Walken and Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito on board.With a script by Justin Marks, Favreau’s film will use the blend of computer-generated animals and Neel Sethi in person as Mowgli, the human orphan raised by animals in the jungle to unspool Rudyard Kipling's story. Walken is set to voice King Louie, the leader of the jungle’s monkeys and apes, still best known for his ‘I Wanna Be Like You' song from Disney’s 1967 ‘toon version. Esposito, meanwhile, will be Akela, leader of the wolf pack that initially cares for Mowgli.They join a cast that already includes Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson, »
Walken and Esposito – who is best known for playing Gus Fring on Breaking Bad – will both voice characters in The Jungle Book, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Walken will be the voice behind ape ruler King Louie, while Esposito will voice wolf pack leader Akela.
The only actor whose likeness will appear on screen is Neel Sethi, 10, who has been tapped to play Mowgli.
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