Benedict Cumberbatch Will Be Tiger for Rival 'Jungle Book' Production

August 19, 2014


With Idris Elba already signed on to voice Shere Khan in Disney's Jungle Book, now Warner Bros.' rival production has secured Benedict Cumberbatch to play their own Shere Khan, thus ensuring that they're not the dicks who don't have a beloved BBC detective playing the evil tiger. Cumberbatch is the first actor to join the film, which will mark the directorial debut of experienced fake-animal Andy Serkis. Good luck to Serkis in finding a similarly-equivalent casting trade-off for Disney's Bill Murray Baloo.

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