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Andy Serkis’ ‘Mowgli’ Coming to Theaters Ahead of Netflix Release

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Variety reports that Netflix will give Andy Serkis’ Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle a limited theatrical release ahead of its streaming debut.

 

The film will be released in theaters on November 29th in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London, before being available for streaming on December 7th. An expanded theatrical release will follow and reach additional theaters throughout the U.S. and U.K.

 

 

The Jungle Book

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Mowgli promises a more mature retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book that should distinguish itself from previous adaptations. The film will emphasize Mowgli’s struggle to rejoin civilization after being cared for by his wildlife guardians since he was abandoned as a baby. Serkis says: 

 

I wanted to make an emotional version of this story, which has already been told many times. I wanted to explore being an outsider. Being dislodged, being other. It is a hugely contemporary idea that could do with exploration.

 

 

Mowgli Cast

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Mowgli stars newcomer Rohan Chand in the lead role. Serkis directs and acts alongside an all-star supporting cast that includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto, Matthew Rhys, and Naomie Harris.

 

 

 

 

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