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Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito cast in musical drama Stuck

29 July 2014 10:03 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Giancarlo Esposito has joined Stuck.

Set in New York City, the new musical drama tells the story of six passengers stuck in a stalled subway train.

Esposito plays the part of Lloyd, who is described as a mysterious homeless man who may know than you think, according to Deadline.

The Breaking Bad actor will be joining Amy Madigan and singer-actress Ashanti.

After finishing Breaking Bad, Esposito worked on several TV series, notably Once Upon a Time and Revolution.

The actor and Christopher Walken were recently added to the cast of Disney's live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book.

The Jungle Book is scheduled to be released in 3D on October 9, 2015. »

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Giancarlo Esposito Joins Musical Drama ‘Stuck’; Rom-Com ‘Temps’ Sets Leads

29 July 2014 5:17 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Giancarlo Esposito has joined the cast of NYC-set musical drama Stuck, about six strangers trapped on a stalled subway train. Filming is underway with a cast that includes Amy Madigan and singer-actress Ashanti. Esposito will play Lloyd, a mysterious homeless man who might offer more wisdom than expected. Stuck is adapted from the stage play by Riley Thomas, who co-scripted with director Michael Berry; the helmer is set to release his drama Frontera, also co-starring Madigan alongside Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, and Michael Peña, this month. Esposito starred on the recent NBC series Revolution and was just announced as joining […] »

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Disney's Jungle Book Snares Christopher Walken And Giancarlo Esposito

29 July 2014 1:54 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Disney has been putting a lot of effort into creating an enticing ensemble for their live-action re-imagination of The Jungle Book. The latest addition to the cast is a pair of heralded and established performers. Academy Award winner Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter) has signed on along with Giancarlo Esposito, who earned an Emmy nomination for his work as Gus Fring on the highly-acclaimed TV drama Breaking Bad. Director Jon Favreau has pulled together an incredible cast that not only includes Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito, but also Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Ben Kingsley and newcomer Neel Sethi. Disney first adapted Rudyard Kipling's novel about a boy raised in the jungle back in 1967, as a cartoon musical. Favreau's version will replace the hand-drawn animals for computer-generated ones, who will likely have a photo-realistic look. Only Neel Sethi will appear in the movie in the flesh, as he »

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Walken in the jungle and 2 Chainz is a zombie plus the rest of today's breaking pop culture news

29 July 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

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Regularly updated scrolling news, videos, gossip and time-wasting malarkey, from the people who brought you the Guardian Guide

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Thanks for reading today. Ill leave you with a tantalising snippet from the new Run The Jewels album, another autumn release to be very excited about. Lanre Bakare will be here tomorrow to solve all your thorniest dilemmas via the medium of pop culture gossip. Night.

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If you're in Glasgow, go and see the imperious Fka Twigs at Stereo.

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Here's some news to make your day: soulful art-rockers (and former Guide cover stars) TV On The Radio will release a new album in the autumn, »

- Sam Richards

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The Jungle Book — Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito Join Cast

29 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Christopher Walken and Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito have joined the cast of Disney's live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book. Walken will voice the ape King Louie, and Giancarlo Esposito will voice Akela the wolf. They join Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, and Lupita Nyong’o as Raksha.

Much to the joy of many GeekTyrant readers, director Jon Favreau has cast young unknown actor Neel Sethi as Mowgli, who will be the only actor to appear on screen.

It's interesting how advanced CGI has become with movies like the recent Planet of The Apes series, the visual effects are completely immersive. No word yet on how they will animate the animals, I'm just hoping we see Walken in one of those gray motion capture suits doing some soft shoe.

The Jungle Book will inspire man-cubs everywhere October 9, 2015 (USA). »

- Free Reyes

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Disney’s The Jungle Book Adds Giancarlo Esposito And Christopher Walken

28 July 2014 8:31 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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

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Casting: Green, Walken, Campbell, Michele

28 July 2014 5:27 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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]

The Jungle Book

Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito have joined the cast of Jon Favreau's "The Jungle Book" adaptation at Disney Pictures.

Walken plays King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes, Esposito will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack. [Source: ]

Purgatory

Bruce Campbell ("Evil Dead") and James Buckley ("The Inbetweeners") have joined the cast of Gene Fallaize's fantasy feature Welcome to Purgatory at Cupsogue Pictures. »

- Garth Franklin

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Christopher Walken in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ May be the Next Great Jazz Orangutan

28 July 2014 4:05 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

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

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Christopher Walken to Play an Orangutan in Disney's 'Jungle Book'

28 July 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

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

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Christopher Walken And Giancarlo Esposito Join Cast Of ‘The Jungle Book’

28 July 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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.

The Jungle Book is directed by Iron Man’s Jon Favreau and is set to be released in the Us in 3D on 9th October 2015.

Source: ComingSoon »

- Ellen Daniels

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Christopher Walken joins the cast of Disney's live-action Jungle Book

28 July 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christopher Walken and Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito have joined the cast of Disney's live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book.

The pair will lend their voices to CGI representations of animals, which will also feature the voices of Sir Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba.

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.

Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson will also feature in the film, which has Jon Favreau on board as director.

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. »

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Comic-Con 2014: Hollywood’s Highs, Lows and No-Shows

28 July 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As the place where Hollywood now launches the marketing campaigns around its upcoming films, TV shows and videogames — like “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” to smaller films like “The Giver” and “Horns,” along with new and returning TV shows “Game of Thrones,” “Flash” and “Gotham” — this year’s Comic-Con revealed the runaway successes and upcoming headaches for the industry’s marketers.

Here are the biggest takeaways from the fanfest that wrapped Sunday:

“Jupiter” Descending: Warner Bros. had a bigger problem beyond the need to complete special effects sequences when it made a last minute decision to move sci-fi actioner “Jupiter Ascending” from the summer to February 2015: a lack of interest in the movie. A trip to San Diego’s Comic-Con won’t help. A presentation in which star Channing Tatum’s mic didn’t work and the Wachowski siblings weren’t present, »

- Marc Graser

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Comic-Con 2014: Hollywood’s Highs, Lows and No-Shows

28 July 2014 1:22 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As the place where Hollywood now launches the marketing campaigns around its upcoming films, TV shows and videogames — like “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” to smaller films like “The Giver” and “Horns,” along with new and returning TV shows “Game of Thrones,” “Flash” and “Gotham” — this year’s Comic-Con revealed the runaway successes and upcoming headaches for the industry’s marketers.

Here are the biggest takeaways from the fanfest that wrapped Sunday:

Mad Max” Rules: For a film that didn’t have much interest in it going into Comic-Con, George Miller’s “Mad Max” (pictured, above) played huge for Warner Bros., earning raves from the thousands who watched the first trailer and action sequences from the film that rumbles into theaters next year, spreading positive word-of-mouth like wild fire across social media platforms. It’s certainly the darling of this year’s Con. »

- Marc Graser

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Congrats, Earth: Christopher Walken is in a Disney movie now, for 'Jungle Book'

28 July 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito join live-action 'Jungle Book'

28 July 2014 11:33 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

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

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The Jungle Book Adds Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito; Eva Green in Talks for Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine

28 July 2014 11:32 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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 KingsleyThe 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

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Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito join Disney’s The Jungle Book

28 July 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This evening, word from Walt Disney Pictures is that two new additions have joined the cast of The Jungle Book, the new live-action/CGI combo-film for director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef)

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

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Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito Join Jon Favreau's ‘Jungle Book’

28 July 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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‘The Jungle Book’ Adds Christopher Walken And Giancarlo Esposito

28 July 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

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 […]

The post ‘The Jungle Book’ Adds Christopher Walken And Giancarlo Esposito appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Christopher Walken, 'Breaking Bad' Alum Giancarlo Esposito Join Disney's 'Jungle Book'

28 July 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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

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- Austin Siegemund-Broka

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