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!
Right in time for the Super Bowl comes this gorgeous looking new Trailer for THE JUNGLE BOOK!
Synopsis: “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, who embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known.
THE JUNGLE BOOK also stars Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken, Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson and Giancarlo Esposito.
See the Trailer:
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Those who Re-Tweet the Trailer from the official Trailer from the @TheJungleBookTwitter account will get a special message from Director Jon Favreau!
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada release THE JUNGLE BOOK on Friday, April 15, 2016.
(Photo/video credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada)