Kids from across the US have a chance to be the next big Disney movie star!
The live action / cgi intensive feature film, The Jungle Book is holding online and video auditions for the lead role of Mowgli.
The 2015 Disney feature is seeking to cast the lead role and is giving kids everywhere a shot at stardom by allowing kids from all over to upload their video auditions for a chance to get cast in the film.
The only role open right now is that of the lead character, the boy named Mowgli. The production is seeking a boy between the ages of 10 to 12 for the part and they are open to all levels of experience… or the lack there of.
For one lucky kid this will be the opportunity of a lifetime because rumor has it that the movie will have an A list cast which may include Scarlett Johansson and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong. The Grio reports that both actresses are in talks to star in the new Disney remake of the old classic tale. BTW, Nyong also recently got the honor of being People magazine’s most beautiful person of 2014.
The Jungle Book is about an orphaned young boy, Mowgli, who gets stuck in the Jungle and ends up being raised by wolves and other jungle animals including a bear and a panther. The movie has had quite a few adaptations including a big screen version and a live action one. Now, the story will be retold by Jon Favreau, the director of Iron Man. The new movie will be released in 3D and promises special effects and CGI galore.
The latest about the film has Jon Favreau (Iron Man) producing and directing the film for Disney Studios. The Jungle Book will be a family oriented film and Favreau does not do many of those. Actually, the last one may be the sci-fi adventure, Zathura.
The auditions are open to all levels of acting experience, including no experience at all. This is for the lead role and everyone can apply. They are looking for a boy between the ages of 10 to 12 to play the orphan who was raised in the jungle by a pack of wolves. Walt Disney Pictures is producing the project which already has a release date set of October 2015.
The Jungle Book is based on the collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling from 1894. The new film will be a live action version and already has a theatrical release date scheduled of October 9th 2015.
Auditions for the role of Mowgli for Disney Studios, The Jungle Book 2015
Lead Role of MOWGLI:
Actor to portray 10-12 years old, Male, multi-ethnic character. Soulful, engaging, bright and athletic. He can be mischievous and impulsive, but is equally caring and creative. He has a noble and courageous spirit, which give us glimpses of the true hero he will become.
Those interested in landing the coveted role as a Disney star can apply
via the website which was setup by the film’s casting directors.
There is a deadline for applications which is the end of this month.