September 15, 2015
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Directed by Jon Favreau, based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli [Neel Sethi], a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan [voice of Idris Elba], who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera [voice of Ben Kingsley], and the free-spirited bear Baloo [voice of Bill Murray]. Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa [voice of Scarlett Johannsson], a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie [voice of Christopher Walken], who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.