Movies Ben Kingsley Lends His Voice to 'Jungle Book' Published 12:38 PM PDT, June 25, 2014 Getty Images 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. Related GalleryRole Call: Who Got Hired in Hollywood? Watch the video below to find out what other Disney animated classics are being turned into live action movies.