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People's Most Beautiful Person Lupita Nyong'o & Scarlett Johansson Swing Over To Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
April 23, 2014 7:16 PM
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So, you've won an Oscar, you've just been declared by People magazine to be the most beautiful person (celebrity) on the planet, so what do you do for your next move? If you're Lupita Nyong'o you go blockbuster, and that's just what she's done, along with Scarlett Johansson.

The actresses have joined Disney's live-action/CGI version of "The Jungle Book," that has Jon Favreau set to direct. Justin Marks ("Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li") has penned the script, about which plot details haven't been revealed. But all the familiar characters will be there with Idris Elba voicing the man-eating tiger Shere Khan, Nyong'o will play Rakcha, the wolf who takes in the orphan Mogwli and ScarJo will portray the sling python Kaa. As for the lead role of the young Mowgli, no one has been set yet, but we'd wager an announcement is coming soon. Why?

Because "The Jungle Book" is already set for an October 29, 2015. And you better believe that Disney want to beat WB to their own brewing take on Rudyard Kipling's book, set to be directed by Andy Serkis. [THR]

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12 Comments

  • rudy | April 25, 2014 4:50 PMReply

    Thanks Jennifer, my pleasure little darlin`.

  • jennifer croissant | April 25, 2014 4:48 PMReply

    What Rudy said must be one of THE greatest and truest things ever written by anyone anywhere on the entire internet, pure magic.

  • jervaise brooke hamster | April 24, 2014 4:06 PMReply

    Rudy, brilliant my old mate, i agree with every word you said, the clips are quite superb and much better than the complete movies.

  • rudy | April 23, 2014 9:27 PMReply

    Jervaise, what kind of porn do you like ?, i prefer the Windows Vista Media Centre clips, the same 5 or 6 thrusts of the dick in and out of the birds bum over and over again, or the same 5 or 6 squirts of spunk into the birds gob over and over again, somehow i find it easier to jerk-off to the repetition of those clips rather than watching the entire movies, perhaps because the clips essentially represent and constitute such beautifully encapsulated and perfectly modulated masturbation-aids par-excellence (as it were), where-as the complete movies can be much more eratic in their content both with regards to actual quality and type of scene on veiw. Also of course another major plus and bonus with regards to the very best of the clips is that you never have to worry about a horrifying and hideous blokes arse suddenly coming into the shot and spoiling your wank.

  • j | April 24, 2014 10:30 AM

    Dude's got a point.

  • Thisguy. | April 24, 2014 12:00 AM

    Best comment. Yes. Ever.

  • jervaise brooke hamster | April 23, 2014 9:17 PMReply

    I want to bugger Scarlett Johansson (as the bird was in 2002 when the bird was 18, not as the bird is now obviously).

  • H | April 23, 2014 8:47 PMReply

    Hate that they have Kaa as stereotypical villain again! I don't mind gender but why did they pick poor Kaa as villain when he was truly hero in original stories? Snakes aren't evil! It's fiction I know but wouldn't it nice to see snakes as good for once? I don't mind Scarlett Johansson as long as they make Kaa a good guy.

  • Anna | April 23, 2014 8:24 PMReply

    Eeek, Lupita! Hopefully this means Disney wants to keep her close and there'll be an announcement for Star Wars soon!

    I'm so so happy about Scarlett for Kaa, love that they changed the gender, love that they picked her.

  • Fred | April 23, 2014 8:02 PMReply

    Kaa is a guy. Johansson's already wrong for the role, at least get the proper gender to do the voice.

  • Rudy | April 23, 2014 7:53 PMReply

    Piss poor casting choice in Johansson. You need someone with a menace in their voice, not a constant dryness. Also, its becoming more and more evident Favreau wants to bang ScarJo.

  • KT | April 23, 2014 8:12 PM

    And he'll get his chance, if he hasn't already. I'm friends with a couple people who grew up with her and... Wow! Some of things they've shared with me...

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