Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o in Talks for Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’

THR – Disney is swinging forward with its adaptation of The Jungle Book, with two actresses in the midst of boarding the project being directed by Jon Favreau.

Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o are in the middle of negotiations to join the already cast Idris Elba in what is being envisioned as a live-action/CG hybrid movie.

Nyong’o is in final negotiations to play Rakcha, a mother wolf who adopts Mowgli.

Johansson is in earlier stages of talks to voice the character of Kaa, the python who eats other animals by hypnotizing them. Kaa is the movie’s second villain after Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger being voiced by Idris Elba.

The part of Mowgli has not been set yet.

Justin Marks wrote the script for project, which has a release date of October 9, 2015.

Favreau is producing along with Brigham Taylor.

The Disney version of Jungle Book is one of two projects underway. Warner Bros. is developing its own version of the property with Andy Serkis set to direct.

Johansson (CAA, LBI Entertainment, Morris Yorn) is currently shooting Avengers: Age of Ultron and has the Luc Besson action movie Lucy awaiting an August 8 release.

Nyong’o is only now making her first moves since winning a best supporting Oscar for her work in 12 Years a Slave. Earlier this week she joined CAA for representation.

‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ Sails Past $600 Million Worldwide

THR – Directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s superhero sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier marched past the $600 million mark at the global box office Tuesday; it’s outperforming the first film by a stunning 158 percent.

The Marvel Studios and Disney tentpole has also crossed $100 million in China, the movie’s second-highest-grossing territory after North America, where it has earned $205.3 million.

Overseas, Captain America 2 — starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson — has earned $396.3 million to date for a worldwide total of $601.6 million through Tuesday.

Released in 2011, Captain America: The First Avenger took in $371 million globally. The sequel, which has also surpassed the entire lifetime earnings of Iron Man ($585 million) and the first Thor ($449 million), will more than double that number by the end of its run. And it should soon surpass the second Iron Man ($623.9 million) and sequel Thor: The Dark World ($644.8 million).

Other top-grossing countries are the U.K. ($28.6 million), South Korea ($28.4 million), Mexico ($23.5 million), Brazil ($17.9 million) and France ($17.1 million).


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