The vibrant Bill Murray will grace all his fans not only with his vocal beauty as the fun-loving, goofy bear, Baloo in the upcoming Disney 3D live-action film, The Jungle Book, but will be singing Baloo’s famous song, ‘The Bare Necessities.’
The Jungle Book’s director Jon Favreau told Empire that although the live-action adaptation will not be a musical, it will still see a few key moments featured in the 1967 animation.
Disney’s latest flick is a live-action/animation hybrid film and is based on a collection of stories by English author Rudyard Kipling. The plot follows Mowgli, a feral “man-cub” raised by wolves in the Indian jungle, as his friends, a panther named Bagheera and Baloo, a bear, try to convince him to leave the jungle before the man-eating bengal tiger, Shere Khan, arrives. Favreau will be directing from a script penned by scribe Justin Marks.
The cast includes Neel Sethi as Mogli, Bill Murray as Baloo, Christopher Walken as King Louie, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Kahn and Lupita N’yongo as Rakcha will be taking on the Rudyard Kipling adventure once again but this time with a different tone.
So we have a fun-filled Bill Murray song to look forward to in the upcoming film which may be a bit different than the last time we saw Murray sing, in the film St. Vincent.
The 3D live-action adaptation film is set to open in theaters on 9 October 2015.