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Idris Elba to Voice Shere Khan in the Jungle Book Remake

Actor Idris Elba attends the premiere of The Weinstein Company's "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" during AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi at the Egyptian Theatre on November 10, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

Idris Elba has been voicing Shere Khan his entire life. Now he's just going to get paid for it. The Luther star is in talks to play the feline villain in John Favreau's live-action remake of The Jungle Book, though, since the movie's special effects will be provided by Avatar and Hugo alum Rob Legato, we have to assume there will be a CGI tiger involved too.