On Tuesday we learned that Benedict Cumberbatch would be voicing Shere Khan in Andy Serkis’ adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Today, the rest of the cast was announced and two of the cast members are very famous.
THR reported yesterday that Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett will be providing voices for some of the animals. I know you were hoping Bale would be voicing a bat, but no such luck. He is voicing Bagheera, a panther and Mowgli’s guide through all the jungle bookery. Blanchett is going to voice Kaa, the python who constantly tries to eat Mowgli. Rohan Chand will be voicing Mowgli.