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Casting: Bill Murray Is Baloo In Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book' And More

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Although the Toronto International Film Festival is having trouble tracking down Bill Murray, in order to secure his hotly buzzed "St. Vincent" for a premiere screening, the actor isn't completely off the grid. Prone taking on gigs that suit his fleeting fancy, Murray has a surprise up his sleeve. The actor has joined Jon Favreau's upcoming live action/animated "Jungle Book," taking the role of the beloved Baloo. He joins Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson and Neel Sethi: The film is scheduled to open on October 9, 2015.

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alycakes1512d ago

Bill Murray is so funny in real life. Some have said he's hard to work with but when he was on the Graham Norton show with some of the others on The Monuments Men....I swear we couldn't stop laughing. They were all funny but Bill had the funniest stories to tell.

Soldierone1511d ago

The only bad thing I've really ever heard about him was the whole Ghostbusters ordeal. He simply wanted a good script, they couldn't provide it, so he didn't want to do it. That's respectable by all means.