WHO’S IN IT?
Bill Murray (Lost in Translation), Ben Kingsley (Gandhi), Idris Elba (Pacific Rim), Lupita Nyong’o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emjay Anthony (Krampus), Neel Sethi (film debut), Ritesh Rajan (The Last Airbender)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jon Favreau (Iron Man), director, producer; Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li), writer; Brigham Taylor (Tomorrowland: A World Beyond), producer; John Debney (Sin City), composer; Bill Pope (The World’s End), cinematographer; Mark Livolsi (Saving Mr. Banks), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
A young boy named Mowgli (Sethi), raised in the jungle by wolves Raksha (Nyong’o) and Akela (Esposito), is in danger when the feared tiger Shere Khan (Elba) threatens his life since man is not allowed to roam with the animals. Mowgli is forced to leave the jungle and discover his own roots, guided by the panther Bagheera (Kingsley) and the bear Baloo (Murray), and encountering several characters along the way, from the seductive but dangerous python Kaa (Johansson) to the giant ape King Louie (Walken)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
One of Disney’s most beloved animated classics, itself based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, is brought to life through director Jon Favreau’s undeniable passion for the source material and some incredible-looking CGI that brings everyone’s favourite characters a little bit closer to reality.