The most beautiful person of the year is headed to the jungle.
Lupita Nyong’o, fresh off of her Oscar-winning turn in “12 Years a Slave,” as well as being named People magazine’s most beautiful person of 2014, has scored a role in “The Jungle Book,” director Jon Favreau’s upcoming adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling tale. Scarlett Johansson, currently filming “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” has also joined the movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nyong’o will play Rakcha, a mother wolf who adopts a young human boy named Mowgli. Johansson, meanwhile, will provide the voice of Kaa, a python who hypnotizes and eats other animals. Kaa is the second villain of the film, following the ferocious tiger Shere Khan, voiced by Idris Elba.
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