Andy Serkis' 'Jungle Book: Origins' retitled as 'Mowgli'

Andy Serkis' 'Jungle Book: Origins' retitled as 'Mowgli'

los Angeles, Dec 20 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Andy Serkis' upcoming film "Jungle Book: Origins" has been retitled as "Mowgli".

Production house Warner Bros announced the new name of the film on Tuesday, reports variety.com.

Serkis is directing the movie, which will release in October next year -- more than two years after Disney released Jon Favreau's "The Jungle Book".

The film will feature voice overs of Christian Bale as Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, Naomie Harris as Nisha, Andy Serkis as Baloo, Peter Mullan as Akela, Jack Reynor as Mowgli's brother wolf, Eddie Marsan as Vihaan, Tom Hollander as Tabaqui, Freida Pinto as Messua and Matthew Rhys as lockwood.

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