Idris Elba to voice Shere Khan in The Jungle Book

Last Updated: Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 13:28

London: British star Idris Elba, best known for his portrayal of drug lord in the HBO series `The Wire`, is set to voice `Shere Khan` in an upcoming reboot of `The Jungle Book`.

The 41-year-old actor is reportedly in final negotiations with Disney bosses to portray Shere Khan, the villainous jungle cat who is on the hunt for the story`s protagonist Mowgli.

The film is a revamp of the beloved 1967 animated classic, which is based on Rudyard Kipling`s book of the same name.

The `Iron Man` director, Jon Favreau, is helming the project, which will combine live-action and visual effects in a similar vein to 2009`s Avatar.


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First Published: Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 13:48

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