Ben Kingsley Lends His Voice to 'Jungle Book'

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Sir Ben Kingsley has signed on as the voice of the black panther Bagheera in Disney's adaptation of The Jungle Book, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kingsley joins Idris Elba in the cast, as The Wire star was chosen as the voice of the tiger Shere Khan.

This retelling of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale will reportedly combine live-action and animation, using mostly CG for the animals.

Disney's The Jungle Book, being directed by Jon Favreau, is set to open in 3D on October 9, 2015.

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