10-year-old Indian origin boy to play 'Mowgli' in Disney's 'Jungle Book'

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 11:08am IST | Place: Washington | Agency: ANI

Disney has found the 'Mowgli' for their 'Jungle Book' adaptation in the 10-year-old Indian origin boy, Neel Sethi.

Sethi, a novice from New York, will portray the young boy who is raised by jungle animals in the film, which would be helmed by Jon Favreau and scripted by Justin Marks, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

Favreau said that it was vital to find the right kid for Mowgli, and the they were happy with their choice as Sethi was really talented and could handle the pressure of getting the character right.

Sethi would also be the only actor to appear in the live-action and animation project, which has already confirmed Idris Elba's voice for tiger Shere Khan, Ben Kingsley's voice for black panther Bagheera.

Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o may also be cast in the Rudyard Kipling's classic tale's adaptation, which is anticipated to release in 3D October 2015. 

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