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Johansson, Nyongo’o in talks for Favreau’s Jungle Book

Johansson, Nyongo’o in talks for Favreau’s Jungle Book

Jon Favreay’s “Jungle Book” looks to add Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o to it’s jungle backdrop.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “12 Years A Slave” scene-stealer Nyong’o has been asked to voice Rakcha, a mother wolf who adopts Mowgli, while “Avengers” siren Johansson would voice the character of the python Kaa.

Idris Elba plays the other villain in the film, Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger.

Mowgli hasn’t been cast yet in the CGI/Live-action hybrid.

Justin Marks wrote the script for the picture, due October 9, 2015.

Disney’s Favreau-helmed “Jungle Book” is one of two high-profile films based on the Rudyard Kipling story in the works; the other, over at Warner Bros, has Andy Serkis directing.

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