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Andy Serkis's take on The Jungle Book gets a brand new title
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Andy Serkis's take on The Jungle Book gets a brand new title

The new adaptation of The Jungle Book, which is to be directed by Andy Serkis, has been given a new title. 

The film was expected to be titled Jungle Book: Origins, but now has been given the new name of Mowgli, after the story's lead character. 

The movie has suffered numerous delays on the way to release. It was due to be released in October 2016 and was then delayed until October 2017. It is currently due to hit cinemas on October 19th in 2018.

In Serkis's new adaptation, Christian Bale will voice the role of Bagheera the panther, with Cate Blanchett as Kaa the Python. Peter Mullan will voice the part of Akela, leader of the wolfpack, with Naomie Harris and Eddie Marsan voicing other wolves in the pack.

Tom Hollander is also in the cast, voicing the role of Tabaqui the jackal, while Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the film's villain, the tiger Shere Khan. 

Serkis's directorial debut Breathe is released on DVD next year, you can see him talking about that and his plans for The Jungle Book here. 

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