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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Andy Serkis’ Jungle Book Origins

Andy Serkis’ project, Jungle Book: Origins for Warner Bros has revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch has agreed to lend his distinctive voice box to Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger who is the villain of the classic tale of a boy named Mowgli who is raised by jungle animals.

Serkis is developing the movie to incorporate a blend of live action and performance capture, looking to make his directorial debut based on Callie Kloves’ script. Expect announcements soon about characters including Mowgli, the human raised by wolves and other animals who is Khan’s sworn enemy, wise panther Bagheera and friendly Baloo the bear.

The film is expected to hit cinemas October 21, 2016.

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