Thursday, 12 March 2015

‘Jungle Book’ Begins Shooting with Director Andy Serkis with Naomie as Nisha, the female wolf, who adopts the baby Mowgli

‘Jungle Book’ Begins Shooting with Director Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis makes his directorial debut with Warner Bros.’ ‘The Jungle Book’, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Christian Bale.

Andy Serkis makes his directorial debut with Warner Bros. The Jungle Book, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Christian Bale.

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures' new big-screen, 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's beloved classic The Jungle Book, marking the feature film directorial debut of Andy Serkis. Blending live action and performance capture, the film features an impressive roster of stars, including Oscar winners Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett and Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch.
The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.
The actors performing the roles of the story's central animal characters are: Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation GameThe Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies) as the tiger, Shere Khan; Cate Blanchett (Blue JasmineCinderella) as Kaa, the snake; Christian Bale ("The Fighter," the "Dark Knight" Trilogy) as the panther, Bagheera; Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the ApesThe Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Baloo, the bear; Peter Mullan (HerculesWar Horse) as the leader of the wolf pack, Akela; Tom Hollander (the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Pride & Prejudice) as the scavenging hyena, Tabaqui; Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to FreedomSkyfall) as Nisha, the female wolf, who adopts the baby Mowgli as one of her cubs; Eddie Marsan (Snow White and the HuntsmanSherlock Holmes) as Nisha's mate, Vihaan; and Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) as Mowgli's Brother Wolf. On the human side, young actor Naomie Harris (The Hundred-Foot JourneyLone Survivor) will play the boy raised by wolves, Mowgli.
The film is being produced by Steve Kloves, who wrote seven of the blockbuster Harry Potter films, and Jonathan Cavendish (Elizabeth: The Golden AgeBridget Jones: The Edge of Reason), with Nikki Penny (Gravity) serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Callie Kloves, based on the stories by Kipling. Among those collaborating with Serkis behind the scenes are production designerGary Freeman (Cinderella), Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger (Gravity) and Oscar-winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne (Elizabeth: The Golden Age). The film is slated for release on October 6, 2017.
The Jungle Book: Origins comes to theaters October 6th, 2017 and stars Rohan Chand, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan. The film is directed by Andy Serkis.

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