23 April 2014 3:29 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Disney is swinging forward with its adaptation of The Jungle Book, with two actresses in the midst of boarding the project being directed by Jon Favreau. Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o are in the middle of negotiations to join the already cast Idris Elba in what is being envisioned as a live-action/CG hybrid movie. Nyong’o is in final negotiations to play Rakcha, a mother wolf who adopts Mowgli.  Johansson is in earlier stages of talks to voice the character of Kaa, the python who eats other animals

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