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Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o in Talks for Disney’s Jungle Book

According to THR, Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o are in talks to join Disney’s upcoming Jungle Book movie, directed by king of the Swingers/soon-to-be Jungle VIP Jon Favreau. (Get it?) The live-action/CGI hybrid is shaping up to have a pretty stacked cast: The two starlets will join Idris Elba, who has has already been cast as the voice of Shere Khan, a man-eating tiger. Nyong’o is in negotiations to play Rakcha, a mother wolf who adopts Mowgli, while Johansson would voice the character of Kaa, a python who eats its victims by hypnotizing them. So, sort of like her recent turn as a seductive, man-eating alien in Under the Skin, only this time she will play a seductive snake who literally eats men. Typecasting!