12-year-old child actor Neel Sethi is a name to look out for. The New York-born emerging star makes his big screen debut in Jon Favreau‘s live action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling‘s The Jungle Book.
Sethi stars in the leading role of Mowgli, alongside a stacked cast including the voices of Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johnansson, Christopher Walken, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o and Idris Elba. The late Gary Shandling also appears as Ikki.
The Jungle Book centers on a feral boy raised by wolves in central India. After his life is threatened with humans being banished from the jungle, he goes on an adventurous journey of self-discovery.
A dapper Sethi was out and about this morning doing press in the City and stopped for photos and autographs, well-cared for by his team (including his proud parents) who travelled in a MercedesSprinter! This is just a taste of what’s ahead for this bright young talent!