Billy Murray will provide the voice of the laid-back bear Baloo in the upcoming Disney remake of The Jungle Book, according to THR. There are two current Jungle Book movies in the works — one directed by Andy Serkis for Warner Bros., and this one, directed by Jon Favreau. Murray joins the previously announced Christopher Walken (King Louie the orangutan), Giancarlo Esposito (Akela the wolf), Idris Elba (Shere Khan, the tiger bad-guy), Lupita N’yongo (Raksha the nice wolf), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera the black panther), and Scarlett Johansson (Kaa the snake). Will Murray’s work as Baloo be able to live up to his previous cartoon-voice high point as Garfield? The world waits!
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