Bill Murray has signed on to play the lovable bear Baloo in Disney's upcoming adaptation of The Jungle Book, the studio announced on Friday.
The film is set to be a blend of live-action and animation. The story is an adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling novel of the same name which Disney famously turned into one of it's most beloved films in 1967.
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In the original animated film, legendary voice actor Phil Harris provided the iconic voice of Baloo - as well as the voice of Little John in Disney's Robin Hood.
The Jungle Book follows the story of a young boy named Mowgli who is abandoned in the jungle as a baby. He is adopted into a family of wolves and learns how to survive the many dangers with the help of Baloo the carefree bear.
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Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong'o and Ben Kingsley have all signed on to co-star.
Iron Man director Jon Favreau is helming the project with a script by Justin Marks. The Jungle Book is currently scheduled for an October 9, 2015 release.