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USA Today have released the first official glimpses at the third in the Night of the Museum franchise, Secret of the Tomb. Directed once again by Shawn Levy, the pictures show us some of the returning characters from the franchise, with the new adventure set in and around London…
Director Levy said: “We have brought museums to life……but we have never really explored the idea of taking the magic into the world. This movie really goes beyond the museum walls. We are out in London, on a double-decker bus, in Trafalgar Square. It’s a juicy idea we haven’t explored.”
Set to be released worldwide this Christmas, Secret of the Tomb stars Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire), Owen Wilson (Meet the Parents), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Ricky Gervais (Muppets Most Wanted) and Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3 »
- Scott Davis
Sir Ben Kingsley, the legendary actor who won an Academy Award for his second role on film in "Gandhi," seems to approach every role with a fearless pursuit of depth and vulnerability. Even in the upcoming animated film "The Boxtrolls," his dastardliness as pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher comes alive thanks to his booming, authoritative voice. We talked to Kingsley at Comic-Con to discuss the upcoming film from Laika (the same folks who brought you "Coraline" and "ParaNorman"), his favorite actor, and what we can expect from his vocal work as Bagheera in the new "Jungle Book." »
- Louis Virtel
It's the role that everyone has been dying to see Christoper Walken take, they just didn't know it. Walt Disney Pictures has just announced the star of a wide variety of films such as Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray, Wedding Crashers, Man on Fire and Mousehunt will take an animal role in their new live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book from director Jon Favreau. The studio has announced that Walken will play King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes. In addition, "Breaking Bad" star Giancarlo Esposito will play Akela, the leader of the wolf pack. That's a great cast! The two new actors join an animal cast that includes Idris Elba as the tiger Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as the python Kaa and Lupita Nyong'o as Rakcha, the mother wolf who adopts the orphaned Mowgli in the jungle and Ben Kingsley as Bagheera the black panther. »
- Ethan Anderton
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
Ever since it was first announced last February, there have been very few story details released for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the third and final installment of Ben Stiller and director Shawn Levy's hit franchise, until now. USA Today has released the first three photos, along with an interview where Shawn Levy reveals why the story shifts from the U.S. to London.
Take a look at the images, which feature returning cast members Ben Stiller (Larry Daley), Robin Williams (Theodore Roosevelt), Patrick Gallagher (Atilla the Hun), Mizuo Peck (Sacajawea) and Skyler Gisondo (Nick Daley), along with our first look at Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens as Lancelot.
While the first two movies in the franchise, Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian were set in New York and Washington D.C., this third and final adventure goes across the pond to London, »
20th Century Fox has unveiled the first Night at the Museum 3 images from director Shawn Levy’s upcoming sequel. Officially titled Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the third and final entry in the franchise takes the action to London’s British Museum and the city as a whole, where Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens brings the legendary Lancelot to life. Ben Stiller reprises his role as night watchman Larry Daley, and Robin Williams also returns as the bombastic Theodore Roosevelt. The previous sequel, Battle of the Smithsonian, raked in over $400 million at the worldwide box office, so the holiday debut for Secret of the Tomb should ensure solid business for the family film. With these new image debuts today, I imagine a premiere trailer should be on the way shortly. Hit the jump to take a look at the first images from Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. »
- Adam Chitwood
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
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. »
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
They may not be critical darlings, but the two Night At The Museum films have certainly hauled in the coins at the box office. Shawn Levy is preparing to unleash the third and planned final chapter in the story, Secret Of The Tomb, and some new images have arrived. This third outing finds Ben Stiller back as the put-upon Larry Daley, who knows the secret of New York’s American Museum of Natural history – the exhibits come to life thanks to a magical Egyptian tablet from the time of the Pharaohs. But now the table is beginning to corrode and to help everyone involved, Larry and some of the gang including Pharaoh Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek), Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Roman centurion Octavius (Steve Coogan) and Jedediah (Owen Wilson) must travel to London’s British Museum to find out how to fix it. »
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 recognizable 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, »
"I did most of my recordings lying down, reclining on a kind of sofa bed," the 70-year-old Oscar winner told an audience Saturday at Comic-Con. "I wanted his voice to come from his belly, not from where my voice normally comes from. It was a very relaxed recording session, and I did nod off occasionally."
Kingsley added that he found it "very liberating just to depend upon my voice to bring this extraordinary creature to life."
Made by the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls follows a family of underground creatures who come out after dark to collect above-ground garbage to construct their ever-evolving world. A human boy, voiced byIsaac Hempstead Wright of "Game of Thrones," lives among them and believes he, too, is a Boxtroll.
Kingsley's character, Snatcher, »
- Cineplex.com and contributors
Anne Marie here, surviving on pop tarts and coffee and delivering film news live(ish) from Sdcc. This next bit covers two very different panels that were placed side-by-side: kid-friendly The Boxtrolls and blood-and-guts comic book noir Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
The latest picture from the studio that brought us Coraline and ParaNorman is another stop-motion animation that made the chattering crowd of Hall H stop and stare. The trailer gave us everything we expect from Laika; a creative world, seamless animation, and humor. But they really got the audience's attention from a preview of a nearly wordless scene featuring the Boxtrolls searching through the garbage and playing with a trashed teddy bear. Have you ever heard 6,000 people "aww" at the same time? It's both loud and cute.
- Anne Marie
“This is only my third or fourth animation,” said Kingsley, whose entry drew loud applause, particularly after the Mc referenced his role in Iron Man 3.
“It was very liberating to depend upon my voice to bring this extraordinary creature to life…I did most of my recordings lying down to allow the voice to come from a different place.”
The story takes place in a Dickensian-looking town where an orphaned boy was raised by a tribe of subterranean foragers targeted by an ambitious pest exterminator.
Kingsley plays said exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who deliberately demonises the harmless Boxtrolls to further his own cause »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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