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Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johnasson close to signing on for 'Jungle Book'


People's new Most Beautiful woman Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson are on the verge of signing deals to become part of actor/director Jon Favreau's new "Jungle Book" movie.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Oscar winner Nyong'o is close to voicing the role of Rakcha, a mother wolf who adopts lead character Mowgli, in the live-action/computer-generated film. Johansson is in talks to voice the character of python Kaa, who hypnotizes her prey. Meanwhile, Idris Elba will voice the villainous tiger Shere Khan in the latest adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's adventure tale.

Favreau's all-star "Jungle Book" is not the only version of the story set for the big screen -- "Lord of the Rings" star and film technology visionary Andy Serkis is also developing a "Jungle Book" film for Warner Bros.

Apr 24, 2014 6:12AM
How would Lupita Nyong'o fair against Oprah in a mud wrestling contest?  Why is Oprah's hair straight and Lupita's is a fro? Who could eat the most cheeseburgers in one sitting?   Just asking?
Apr 25, 2014 5:57AM
I thought Kaa was a man's voice with a lisp.
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