Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o in talks for 'Jungle Book'
April 24th, 2014
12:49 PM ET

Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o in talks for 'Jungle Book'

Jon Favreau's live-action "Jungle Book" is eyeing some major star power.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, both Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o are discussing joining the project.

Since "The Jungle Book" is the story of a boy who comes of age among animals, Johansson and Nyong'o would (obviously) be signing on for voice work. Nyong'o could potentially voice Rakcha, the wolf mother who adopts Mowgli, while Johansson would be the voice of the python Kaa.

The two actresses, should they both officially join the film, would co-star alongside Idris Elba, who's already been cast as the voice of the villainous tiger, Shere Khan.

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