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Christopher Walken to Play King Louie in ‘The Jungle Book’ Adaptation

Jungle BookChristopher Walken has signed on to star in the new Jungle Book movie re-make.

The Oscar-winning actor will play the orangutan King Louie in Disney’s live action adaptation. TheaterMania reports that the movie will be released in October 2015.

As we previously reportedIron Man director Jon Favreau will helm this project. The cast also includes Idris ElbaLupita Nyong’o, and Scarlett Johansson. Who would you cast as Rudyard Kipling’s orphan “man cub” character, Mowgli?

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Lupita Nyong’o to Star in the ‘Americanah’ Movie Adaptation

Lupita Nyong'oAcademy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (pictured, via) will star in and serve as a producer for Americanah film adaptation.

According to BuzzFeed, the story in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel follows “a young Nigerian woman who emigrates to America for a university education.”

As of this writing, no release date has been announced.

Two ‘Jungle Book’ Adaptations Set to Hit Hollywood

jungleTwo movie studios, Disney and Warner Bros., plan to create new adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved classic, The Jungle Book.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Warner Bros. production will mark the feature directorial debut of Lord of the Rings actor Andy Serkis. This project features a screenplay written by Callie Kloves. Her father Steve Kloves, the screenwriter of the Harry Potter film franchise, will serve as a producer.

Disney’s live action/CG hybrid version will be helmed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau. Long Walk to Freedom actor Idris Elba has signed on to lend his voice as the evil tiger, Shere Khan. Other potential cast members include Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and The Avengers actress Scarlett Johansson.