Idris Elba is reportedly going to Voice the Man-Eating Tiger Shere Khan In Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ remake.
“Jungle Book” follows Mowgli, a young orphan raised in the jungle by wild animals. Shere Khan is the tiger who stalks the boy and decides to kill him when he becomes a threat.
Disney’s “Jungle Book” movie, which was written by Justin Marks, will be a mix of live-action and VFX. The studio is in a race with Warner Bros. to bring Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale to the big screen. WB’s project suffered a setback when Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu bowed out.
The film will be directed by Elf and Iron Man‘s Jon Favreau.
Elba, who recently played Nelson Mandela in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” is preparing to star in Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation.” He’s repped by WME and Anonymous Content.