Adventure, danger, chair-gripping action and the thrill of a lifetime is what we need to prep ourselves for in Disney’s new upcoming film, THE JUNGLE BOOK. And our Kenyan beauty Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Raksha, has prepared us as best as she could in her newly released sneak peek of the film, which opens April 15.
Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a stern panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python (Scarlett Johansson) and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.
Take a look at the brilliant photos of Elba, Lupita N’yong, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley and others.
Idris Elba / Shere Khan
Voiced by Idris Elba, Shere Khan bears the scars of man, which fuel his hatred of humans. Convinced that Mowgli poses a threat, the bengal tiger is determined to rid the jungle of the man-cub. “Shere Khan reigns with fear,” says Elba. “He terrorizes everyone he encounters because he comes from a place of fear.”