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Following the first trailer that surfaced last month for No Good Deed, a new poster has arrived featuring stars Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson. The project marks the return to the thriller genre for William Packer, who produced the 2009 Idris Elba project Obsessed, before making hit comedies such as Think Like a Man and Ride Along.
The story centers on a wife and mother (Taraji P. Henson) who finds her home and family threatened by a dangerous stranger (Idris Elba) as she fights to survive. Take a look at the one-sheet below for director Sam Miller's new film, which co-stars Kate del Castillo, Henry Simmons and Wilbur Fitzgerald.
No Good Deed follows Terri (Taraji P. Henson), a devoted wife and mother of two, who lives an ideal life that takes a dramatic turn when her home and children are threatened by Colin (Idris Elba), a charming stranger who »
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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- Sam Richards
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
The Killing was an American remake from AMC based on the nordic noir show popularised over here by showings on BBC 4. The Us version moved things to Seattle where it rained constantly and revolved around the murder of Rosie Larson. Unfairly compared to Twin Peaks when it debuted, it was nonetheless something of a hit on Channel 4 for at least two seasons. I lost track of it around the mid-point of season two, not because I didn’t like it, I enjoyed it lots despite its grimness but it became impossible to keep up with the weekly scheduled showings and 4Od was, and still is not very good. From what I hear season two wrapped up the murder of Larson and season three moved on to a new mystery which was just as gripping.
The reason I mention this anyway is that like Arrested Development, Netflix has picked up »
- Chris Holt
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
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
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
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
No Good Deed has a bit of a troubled history, with Screen Gems & Sony, who are distributing the film, having pushed the film back three times already to this September, after its initial releases date of October 2013 and then its rescheduled released in January 2014. Whether this is a good or bad sign remains to be seen, but anything featuring Elba is well worth watching.
The film centres on a former District Attorney, and mother of 2 young children (Taraji P. Henson, The Karate Kid), kidnapped and terrorized by a handsome but mysterious stranger (Elba), who she lets into her home to wait for help, after his car runs off the road nearby. The below trailer gives us »
- 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
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
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, »
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