Disney auditions for kids extended.
The Jungle Book 2015 – Online auditions for the Disney Pictures lead role of Mowgli just got the deadline extended which means that kids interested in the part can still audition online until the 24th.
Are you the next “Mowgli”?
The new Disney Feature Film, The Jungle Book, is looking for a kid to fill the part of Mowgli! Could that be you? The film is seeking an ethnic looking boy and now you have a little more time to get your audition videos made and submitted.
Do you think you have what it takes to be the next Disney breakout star? Here is your chance because Disney casting directors are holding online auditions for the lead role in the Disney Studios movie remake of “The Jungle Book“. The film will star Scarlett Johansson and maybe you. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for one lucky kid and the good news is that you don’t need an agent or experience to submit yourself for the role.
Update – Disney casting directors have extended the submission deadline to mid month. If you haven’t applied yet, you better hurry up because there may not be any more extensions after this one.
The Jungle Book is about an orphan boy is raised in the Jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear and a black panther.
The film already has many adaptations and a history on the silver and small screen. The story has been told many times, including an animated version in 1967 and a live action version in 1994. Now, the story will reach a new level since the director of Iron Man is at the helm. The film will have both 2D and 3D versions and we can expect top notch special effects in this version that will bring the story to life like never before.
The film will be produced and directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) for Disney who recently commented that the movie will be the first family film he has made in a very long time. Actually, the last family film that Favreau may gave made, I believe, was Zathura.
In a recent statement Favreau had this to say… “I can’t say that much, but there is an interesting take that could be very cool and the hope is to relaunch a family brand with certain mythic elements. It is my first real family film since Elf, and there are action elements and visual effects that I feel like my experience on the Iron Man films are going to be useful.” – Cineblend reported.
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 gas a release date set of October 2015.
The film will be based on the 1894 collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. This will be a live action film and it will begin production shortly.
The Jon Favreau version of Jungle Book is already getting an all star cast together. The cast includes Iron Man’s Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba who starred in Pacific Rim as the tiger villain Shere Khan, who will be part live action and very large part CGI, and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong of 12 Years a Slave is also said to be on-board. Lupita, if on-board will play the character of Raksha.
Here is the role:
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.
To apply for the film you can submit an application through the website that Disney casting directors setup.
Those who want to audition can upload one on video . Update! the deadline has now been extended.
Here is the trailer from the animated film of the 60’s…. The new film will be a mix of live action and animation
Do you live the Jungle book? Do you want to be in the new film? leave a reply and lets hear about it!