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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
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Idris Elba attends The Weinstein Company & Netflix’s 2014 Golden Globes After Party presented by Bombardier, FIJI Water, Lexus, Laura Mercier, Marie Claire and Yucaipa Films at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company) Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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.

Idris Elba to Be Shere Khan in the Jungle Book