Christopher Walken to voice King Louie in `Jungle Book` remake

Los Angeles: Christopher Walken will voice King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes in the star-studded `The Jungle Book` remake.

The 71-year-old actor joins Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong`o, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson among the stars who will be providing the voices for the live-action/animation adaptation of Rudyard Kipling`s book, reported Deadline.

Meanwhile, `Breaking Bad` star Giancarlo Esposito has also been added to the new `Jungle Book` cast. He will voice wolf leader Akela.

Newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli is the only actor to physically appear on screen.

The 3D Disney film is slated to hit theatres on October 9, 2015.

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