It's a rare day that I get to say "Oh, my god, what perfect casting" and mean it, which is why I plan to savor this upcoming moment: Warner Brothers has announced that Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the tiger Shere Khan in their upcoming Jungle Book adaptation. Oh, my god, WHAT PERFECT CASTING.
Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson are reportedly "in talks" to join the cast of a new version of The Jungle Book.
It's also funny to see Haines pulling the same squinty, open-mouthed angry face that is such a large part of his daughter's repertoire of poses. I guess it's not really a surprise that such mannerisms might be as transmissible within families as a sense of rhythm or a sense of humor, but it's still wonderful to see…