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Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Benedict Cumberbatch Set for 'Jungle Book: Origins'

12 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has assembled an impressive roster of stars for “Jungle Book: Origins,” its new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis. The action adventure, which will blend motion capture and live action, will be released on October 21, 2016. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The actors performing the roles of the story’s central animal characters are: Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”) as the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan; Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) as the sinister snake, Kaa; Oscar winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter,” the “Dark Knight” Trilogy) as the cunning panther, Bagheera; Andy Serkis (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) as the wise bear, Baloo; Peter Mullan (“Hercules”) as the leader of the wolf pack, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Andy Serkis to Direct Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Jack Reynor in Jungle Book: Origins

19 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Get ready for the duelling Jungle Book movies.

Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that it has assembled a big cast of stars for Jungle Book: Origins, its new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

The action adventure, which will blend motion capture and live action, will be released on October 21, 2016.

Meanwhile, Disney’s The Jungle Book will be in theaters a full year earlier. Helmed by Jon Favreau, this film will star Bill MurrayChristopher WalkenGiancarlo EspositoBen Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson, and will released October 9, 2015.

The actors performing the roles of the Jungle Book: Origins’ central animal characters are: Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”) as the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan; Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) as the sinister snake, Kaa; Oscar winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter, »

- Michelle McCue

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join Jungle Book: Origins

21 August 2014 7:56 AM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

The Andy Serkis directed Jungle Book: Origins adds a bunch of big names to its cast, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett or Naomie Harris. As you might know by now, we have two Jungle Book movies on the way, one from Disney, directed by Jon Favreau and set to open next year, and […]

Read Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join Jungle Book: Origins on Filmonic.

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- Alex

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Jimmy Fallon Has a Spiritual Experience With Jared Leto… And Then Cuts His Beard (Video)

21 August 2014 6:02 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jimmy Fallon has become an expert at convincing celebrities to do weird things with him, It is unclear whether it took any persuasion to get Jared Leto to participate in the bit they performed last night — and whether Leto thought it was a bit at all. Also read: What's Next for Acting Oscar Winners Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto? Remember, during Leto's successful awards season campaign last year, the world learned that the former teen heartthrob has quite the spiritual and philosophical side to him. He grew up on a hippie commune, loves the book “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse, »

- Jordan Zakarin

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join Jungle Book: Origins

21 August 2014 3:02 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

While Disney and director Jon Favreau are quickly assembling their "The Jungle Book" movie, Warner Bros and director Andy Serkis are working on their own version, called "Jungle Book: Origins," which will be released one year after Favreau's. We already know that the killer tiger Shere Khan will be voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) and now comes word that he'll be joined by Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan. Bale will voice Bagheera the panther, Blanchett will voice Kaa the python, Hollander will play Tabaque the jackal, Mullan will be Akela, the leader of the wolf pack that raises Mowgli. Harris is the female wolf Nisha, and Marsan is her mate, Vihaan. Serkis will also be part of the cast as Baloo the bear. "Jungle Book: Origins" centers on Mowgli, an orphaned boy raised by wolves who befriends members of »

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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Naomie Harris join Jungle Book: Origins

20 August 2014 11:02 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Andy Serkis’s Jungle Book: Origins has just added a swathe of famous names to its vocal cast, following yesterday’s announcement that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing Shere Khan. THR reports that Christian Bale will supply the voice of Bagheera the panther, while Cate Blanchett has signed on to play the hypnotic snake, Kaa. Meanwhile, Peter Mullan will voice Akela, leader of the wolf pack that raises Mowgli, with Naomie Harris and Eddie Marsan playing wolf couple Nish and Vihaan. Tom Hollander has also joined the production...

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Christian Bale Set For Jungle Book: Origins

20 August 2014 5:13 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Andy Serkis’ jungle is becoming more crowded. Just yesterday, we reported that Benedict Cumberbatch had signed on to star in the actor’s directorial debut, a take on Rudyard Kipling’s famous tale called Jungle Book: Origins. Today there is a whole swathe of additional casting announcements, with word that Christian Bale, Naomie Harris, Cate Blanchett, Peter Mullan, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Rohan Chand have joined what is now a hugely impressive ensemble.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Serkis will also be acting in the film, playing Baloo the bear, the friendly type who befriends the young human orphan Mowgli (Chand, a veteran of Lone Survivor who's back on our screens in The Hundred-Foot Journey next month).As for everyone else? Bale is on as the fearsome yet protective panther Bagheera, while Blanchett will have carte blanche to be slinky and hypnotic voicing the dangerous snake Kaa, with Hollander »

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Females On Film: Ranking the summer's biggest box office winners based on lady roles

20 August 2014 2:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Films with great women’s roles aren’t always great films. Films with poor female representation aren’t necessarily bad films. But poorly written female roles will always be a problem for cinema so long as they continue to persist. The damsel in distress. Angel-whore. The token girl. Trophy wives. Mother, daughter, sister. The unconditional love interest. These are among the popular clichés most frequently applied to female characters as they’re written on the page. Some films are so desperate for conflict that they just keep going to the well without altering the mold. Have women not earned the right by now to play more villains, complicated lovers, a-holes, The Best Friends, soldiers, comic reliefs or leads? Can a woman be sexy in a film and still have a great role? Yes. Give her agency. Can a woman support other characters but still have a great role? Yes. Keep her vital. »

- Katie Hasty and Donna Dickens

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Welcome to the Jungle, Bale, Blanchett & Benedict

20 August 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It’s a jungle out there, at least where Hollywood is concerned.

With not one, but two Jungle Book films in the works, the Andy Serkis-helmed Jungle Book: Origins is busy adding some big, big names to its roster of jungle residents.

Hot on the heels, er, paws, of the announcement that funnyman Bill Murray is playing lovable bear Baloo in that otherJungle Book adaptation by Disney, Serkis’ film has gone for prestige by adding Oscar winners Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett, and the internet’s favourite Brit, Benedict Cumberbatch to the cast.

Serkis’ version of the Rudyard Kipling story reportedly sticks close to the original text, focusing on the orphan boy Mowgli, played by Bad Words’ Rohan Chand.  A mix of CGI and live action, Mowgli will encounter Bale’s Bagheera the panther and the slithery charmer Kaa the snake played by Blanchett.  After perfecting his taunting and »

- Rachel West

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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris and more join Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book: Origins

20 August 2014 12:51 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coming hot on the heels of the news that Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) will lend his voice to Shere Khan in the upcoming Warner Bros. adaptation of The Jungle Book, it has now been revealed that Christian Bale (American Hustle), Cate Blanchett (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Naomie Harris (Skyfall), Tom Hollander (About Time), Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan), Peter Mullan (Hercules) and Rohan Chand (Bad Words) have signed on to the Andy Serkis-helmed Jungle Book: Origins.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Chand will play the orphan boy Mowgli, with Bale as panther Bagheera, Blanchett as python Kaa, Harris, Marsan and Mullan as wolves Nisha, Vihaan and Akela, and Hollander as Shere Khan’s underling jackal Tabaqui. Meanwhile, Serkis – who is making his directorial debut with the film – will also play Baloo the bear.

Jungle Book: Origins is one of two upcoming adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale, »

- Gary Collinson

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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett join Andy Serkis's Jungle Book: Origins

20 August 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Naomie Harris will lend their voices to Andy Serkis's film Jungle Book: Origins.

The upcoming film is based on the work of Rudyard Kipling, and will chronicle the adventures of a young boy named Mowgli (Rohan Chand) in the jungle.

Mowgli learns the ways of the jungle after being saved from the tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) by the panther Bagheera (Bale).

The boy will encounter Kaa the python (Blanchett), the wolfpack leader Akela (Peter Mullan) and his fellow wolves Nisha and Vihaan (Harris, Eddie Marsan).

Tom Hollander is to voice the sinister jackal Tabaqui, who is an ally of the devious Shere Khan, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Serkis is directing Jungle Book: Origins, in addition to lending his voice for the bear Baloo.

Jungle Book: Origins - which mixes live action and motion capture CGI - opens in Us cinemas on October »

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Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, others join Andy Serkis' 'Jungle Book'

20 August 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Andy Serkis has completed his zoo of actors that will voice his adaptation of Jungle Book: Origins for Warner Bros.

Christian BaleCate BlanchettNaomie HarrisTom HollanderEddie MarsanPeter Mullan, and Serkis himself will all join Benedict Cumberbatch as the animal characters in the feature, which mixes together motion capture, CG animation, and live action. Bale will voice the fearsome panther Bagheera; Blanchett, the sinister python Kaa; and Serkis, the beloved Baloo the bear. Mullan, Harris, and Marsan will all voice members of the wolf pack that raises Mowgli, and Hollander will play Tabaqui, the underling jackal of »

- Jake Perlman

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Very Famous People to Lend Their Voices to New Jungle Book Movie

20 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Yesterday, the news came out that Benedict Cumberbatch will be providing the voice of Shere Khan in the Andy Serkis–directed adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. Today, the rest of the cast was announced and, boy, are two of these people famous. The Hollywood Reporter reports Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett will provide the voice of animals. No, Bale is not going to voice a bat, sillies. He’ll be Bagheera, a panther and the human protagonist Mowgli’s guide through all the jungle bookery. Cate Blanchett will voice Kaa, the python who in the Disney cartoon constantly tries and fails to eat Mowgli. Rohan Chand, who co-starred in Jason Bateman’s Bad Words, will voice Mowgli. Serkis will play Baloo. The cast will also include Naomie HarrisTom HollanderEddie Marsan, and Peter Mullan. It doesn’t look like anyone will play orangutan Louie, which is »

- Jesse David Fox

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‘Jungle Book: Origins’ Casts Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett & More

20 August 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Two studios producing either very similar or identical films isn’t anything new. Over the next year we’ll witness another of these all too familiar showdowns when Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book releases in late 2015, followed by Warner Bros.Jungle Book: Origins a year later. Disney has director Jon Favreau helming their adaption of Rudyard Kipling’s short stories about the young jungle boy Mowgli and his animal companions, while Andy Serkis is directing Origins for WB.

Already the two films are trying their best to distinguish themselves, as their very different choices in directors indicate. The casting, too, indicates the films are setting on different paths since Disney’s The Jungle ...

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- Sarah Moran

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Bale & Blanchett Join A Full ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ Cast

20 August 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The cast for Warner Bros.Jungle Book: Origins has filled out nicely today. Benedict Cumberbatch was announced earlier as the voice of Shere Khan and now the rest of the cast has been announced. Christian Bale will voice Bagheera the panther while director Andy Serkis will voice Baloo the bear. Cate Blanchett has been cast as hypnotic snake Kaa while Peter Mullan plays Akela, the leader of the wolf pack that raises the man cub Mowgli, who will be played by Rohan Chand, the young actor from Jason Bateman’s Bad Words. Rounding out the wolf pack are Naomie Harris and Eddie Marsan as Nisha and her mate Vihaan. Finally, Tom Hollander will play Shere Khan’s underling, Tabaqui the jackal.

It’s an impressive cast for Serkis’ feature film debut as director, but the Disney adaptation of The Jungle Book, which comes out exactly a year before this Warner Bros. iteration, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join 'Jungle Book: Origins'

20 August 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has cast more characters for The Jungle Book: Origins, which marks the directorial debut of motion-capture performance artist and actor Andy Serkis. This follows the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as the main villain Shere Khan, which was announced yesterday.

Rohan Chand will lead the film as the story's main protagonist Mowgli, a young jungle boy raised in the wild by wolves. Cumberbatch's man-eating tiger is the boy's lifelong enemy, and the two have vowed to kill each other, setting up the dark tone at play in the original Rudyard Kipling novel.

Andy Serkis has given himself the primary role of Baloo the bear, Mowgli's best friend. Also joining the main cast are Christian Bale as sly black panther Bagheera and Cate Blanchett as Kaa, the sinister python with a knack for hypnotism.

The secondary cast includes Tom Hollander as the jackal Tabaqui, who is Shere Khan's right-hand man. »

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join 'Jungle Book: Origins'

20 August 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has cast more characters for The Jungle Book: Origins, which marks the directorial debut of motion-capture performance artist and actor Andy Serkis. This follows the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as the main villain Shere Khan, which was announced yesterday.

Rohan Chand will lead the film as the story's main protagonist Mowgli, a young jungle boy raised in the wild by wolves. Cumberbatch's man-eating tiger is the boy's lifelong enemy, and the two have vowed to kill each other, setting up the dark tone at play in the original Rudyard Kipling novel.

Andy Serkis has given himself the primary role of Baloo the bear, Mowgli's best friend. Also joining the main cast are Christian Bale as sly black panther Bagheera and Cate Blanchett as Kaa, the sinister python with a knack for hypnotism.

The secondary cast includes Tom Hollander as the jackal Tabaqui, who is Shere Khan's right-hand man. »

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Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett Join Andy Serkis' Jungle Book

20 August 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Yesterday we learned that Benedict Cumberbatch has joined Andy Serkis' film production of The Jungle Book: Origins as Shere Khan. Today he's been joined by a great cast of actors that includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan. They will all voice various characters in the story. The movie also stars Rohan Chand (Bad Words) as the human boy Mowgli. Serkis will also take on a role in the film.

Bale is set to take on the role of the panther Bagheera, Blanchett will voice the snake Kaa, Hollander will be the jackal Tabaqui, Mullan will voice the leader of the wolf pack Akela, Harris is the female wolf Nisha, Marsan is her mate Vihaan, and Serkis will play Baloo the bear.

The movie will be released more than a year after Disney and Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book, which comes out on October 9th, »

- Joey Paur

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A Guide To The Who's Who Of Dueling Jungle Books

20 August 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The battle of The Jungle Books is getting fierce! Just yesterday, Warner Bros' Jungle Book adaptation made their first cast announcement, revealing Benedict Cumberbatch would be their Shere Khan. Quick to join him are Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan, Peter Mullan and Rohan Chand. THR revealed this avalanche of casting news over Warner Bros' Jungle Book: Origins. The directorial debut of motion-capture actor extraordinaire Andy Serkis will blend motion capture, CG animation and live action, and boasts a script by Callie Kloves, daughter of Harry Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves. As Disney has a live-action, Jon Favreau-helmed Jungle Book in the works to rival Warner Bros' Jungle Book: Origins, we've created a helpful image guide to keep straight the who's who of it all. As Baloo the bear, Bill Murray will face off against Andy Serkis, who is pulling double duty as performer and director. »

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"Jungle Book: Origins" Full Cast Announced

20 August 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A day after it was revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch would play the villainous Shere Khan in the film, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a full list of the cast for the Andy Serkis' helmed adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book".

Serkis, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Eddie Marsan, Tom Hollander and Peter Mullan are all set to join Cumberbatch and young "Bad Words" star Rohan Chand in the film which will employ a mix of motion capture, CG animation and live action.

"Jungle Book: Origins" follows an orphaned boy raised by wolves who befriends members of the animal kingdom who help him grow up. Callie Kloves wrote the script while Jonathan Cavendish will produce. The casting list is as follows:

Christian Bale as Bagheera the Panther

Cate Blanchett as Kaa the Python

Rohan Chand as Mowgli

Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan the Tiger

Naomie Harris as »

- Garth Franklin

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