Andy Serkis' film about a jungle boy will finally premiere this year. Netflix has given Mowgli a new title, an official release date, and an amazing new trailer.
The adventure fantasy movie based on Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book has been given retitled Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (via ComicBook.com). The film is also expected to screen in selected theaters in late November before it begins streaming on Netflix this December.
The streaming giant also unveiled a new trailer with the film's official title. The teaser follows the young Mowgli (Rohan Chand) as he deals with the animals in the jungle and the people of a small village.
Mowgli stars Freida Pinto as Messua, a woman who befriends the boy, and Matthew Rhys as John Lockwood, a character based on Kipling's father. The impressive voice cast includes Serkis as Baloo the Bear, Christian Bale as Bagheera the Panther, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan the Tiger, Cate Blanchett as Kaa the Python, Naomie Harris as Nisha the Wolf, Jack Reynor as Brother Wolf, Peter Mullan as Akela the Wolf, and Tom Hollander as Tabaqui the Hyena.
The release of Mowgli has been delayed for some time. Although the film was initially expected to premiere in 2016, it was moved a few times before the distribution rights were purchased by Netflix from Warner Bros. The movie was initially slated for release in 2019 but the streaming giant decided to go for an earlier premiere.
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle will screen in selected theaters on November 29. It will then be available for streaming on Netflix starting December 7.