THE JUNGLE BOOK featuring Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposite is set to hit theaters on April 15 and my family couldn’t be more excited. Ever since we saw the trailer a few months ago, the girls are eager to check it out. I on the other hand just can’t wait to hear Idris Elba as Shere Khan, hence this Intro To Shere Khan Clip.
Idris is the voice of a tiger with hatred for humans. I can totally see Idris as a tiger he’s beautiful, strong and his presence can’t go unnoticed. “Shere Khan reigns with fear,” says Elba. “He terrorizes everyone he encounters because he comes from a place of fear.”
Then you’ve sexy Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Kaa, a massive python who uses her voice and hypnotic gaze to entrance Mowgli. Kaa seduces and entraps Mowgli with her storytelling,” says Scarlett Johansson. “She’s the mirror into Mowgli’s past. The way she moves is very alluring, almost coquettish.”
My Kenyan-raised sister Lupita Nyong’o is ever so poised as she voices Raksha, a wolf that adopted Mowgli and cared for him as if he’s one of hers. “She is the protector, the eternal mother,” says Nyong’o. “The word Raksha actually means protection in Hindi. I felt really connected to that, wanting to protect a son that isn’t originally hers but one she’s taken for her own.”
“The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known.
Intro To Shere Khan Clip
“King Louie is huge–12 feet tall,” says Christopher Walken, who voices the character. “But he’s as charming as he is intimidating when he wants to be.
“Bagheera is Mowgli’s adoptive parent,” says Ben Kingsley, who lends his voice to Bagheera. “His role in Mowgli’s life is to educate, to protect and to guide. My Bagheera was military–he’s probably a colonel. He is instantly recognizable by the way he talks, how he acts and what his ethical code is.”
“Akela is a fierce patriarch of the wolf pack,” says Giancarlo Esposito, who voices the character. “He believes the strength of the pack lies in what each and every wolf offers. He’s a great leader, a wise teacher.”
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