23 April 2014 4:58 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Warner Bros.' adaptation of The Jungle Book is starting to pick up steam and now has Andy Serkis ready to work some mo-cap magic, but Disney's competing project based on the same source material is already in its casting stage. Last month we learned that Idris Elba had entered negotiations to play the villainous tiger Shere Khan in the Jon Favreau-directed feature, and now new reports say that the project is close to adding two of the most popular actresses currently going in the film industry. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that 12 Years A Slave star and Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson have both entered into negotiations for roles in the new re-imagining of Rudyard Kipling's most famous story. What's interesting about the potential roles for both actresses is that they are both voice-over parts. Nyong'o is reportedly up for playing Rakcha, the mother »

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