Bill Murray joins 'Jungle Book' cast

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, Last Updated: 2:06 PM ET

Jon Favreau's all-star Jungle Book cast keeps growing - Bill Murray has signed on to give Baloo the bear a voice.

He joins Christopher Walken, Sir Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba in the live-action/animation project, based on Rudyard Kipling's stories.

Newcomer Neel Sethi will play the film's young hero Mowgli.

The movie is set to hit cinemas in October, 2015.


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