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Lupita Nyong'o Joins Disney's 'The Jungle Book'; Scarlett Johansson Circling

7:51 PM 4/23/2014 by Binh Ngo
Lupita Nyong-o
Warner Bros. and Disney are both working on their own live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, but Disney's is farther along and is in the process casting up. Idris Elba is the first to board and will voice the tiger Shere Khan. Joining him will be 12 Years a Slave's Lupita Nyong'o, who will be voicing the wolf mother Rakcha.

Idris Elba to Voice the Tiger Shere Khan in Disney's 'Jungle Book'

9:17 PM 3/7/2014 by Binh Ngo
Idris Elba
Idris Elba is the first to be cast in Disney's live-action The Jungle Book adaptation. He will be the voice of the tiger Shere Khan, the main villain in the movie. In Rudyard Kipling's collection of short stories, Khan tries to kill off the human boy Mowgli before he could become a threat to him, but Khan's attempts are foiled by the other jungle animals. As for Mowgli, Disney is look for a mixed race actor to play the role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Idris Elba To Provide The Roar In Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’ – EXCLUSIVE: Idris Elba is in final negotiations to perform the role and provide the voice of the killer tiger Shere Khan in Disney’s live action take on The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film is a mix of live action and VFX that is being overseen by Rob Legato, whose VFX credits include Avatar, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Hugo and Titanic, the latter two of which won his Oscars. 7 weeks 5 hours ago via brucelee

The Jungle Book (Disney)

Posted February 17th, 2014 by Binh Ngo


'Mandela' Star Idris Elba Opens Up About Playing Nelson Mandela in Vogue (Exclusive) – The British star -- who also happens to be a DJ -- tells the glossy how the late South African leader reminded him of his own dad, among other juicy nuggets.Mandela star Idris Elba graces the inside of Vogue magazine's January 2014 issue, which is being shared first on Pret-a-Reporter. 18 weeks 2 days ago via jackiechan

Idris Elba Says That Marvel Spoke To Him About Being Luke Cage, Once Upon A Time – It’s a combination seemingly designed to burn a hole through the geekosphere but, according to Idris Elba, he once had conversations with Marvel about playing Luke Cage. Here’s the quote from The Huffington Post, with thanks to Coming Soon for pointing it out: There was talk about Luke Cage at one time – I thought Luke Cage was a pretty interesting character. 22 weeks 1 day ago via jetli

New in Theaters: 'Thor: The Dark World'

9:36 PM 11/8/2013 by Logan Falk
Thor: The Dark World
Today’s solitary major release continues the second string of individual Avengers films that started with Iron Man 3 this last summer that will be released prior to the next Avengers movie, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Coming out today is Thor: The Dark World.

Review: Thor: The Dark World (Just Looking For A Place To Hang His Hammer)

12:57 PM 11/8/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Chris Hemsworth returns as the Nordic god of thunder and patron saint of linebackers in the sequel to Marvel’s Thor, unimaginatively titled Thor: The Dark World. Viking bloodlust is a little too much for a tween comic book hero so Hemsworth plays his defender of worlds as a good-natured marauder.


RUMOR: Has Idris Elba Joined The Cast Of JURASSIC WORLD? – As the casting for Jurassic World continues to heat up, we have news of a possible addition that's sure to please most of you CBMers. Jurassic World cite a source "fairly close to Jurassic World's development" as revealing to them that sci-fi/comic book flick staple Idris Elba has signed on to star in the movie. 26 weeks 3 days ago via donnieyen

Beasts of No Nation

Posted August 20th, 2013 by Binh Ngo

Adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's novel.

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