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Online Auditions for lead role in 'The Jungle Book' Extended another week

Disney Pictures new Jungle Book Film coming in 2015
Disney Pictures new Jungle Book Film coming in 2015
The Disney Company

Last month Disney announced an online casting call for the lead role of "Mowgli" for the remake of 'The Jungle Book'. It seems that the Disney Company might need a little more time to find the new "Mowgli" . The companies casting directors have re-opened the online auditions and extended the date through the 17th of June.

Kids across America who missed out on the opportunity now have another shot at becoming the next big Disney child star.

The film's casting directors are looking for a 10 to 12 year old boy with olive skin and an ethnic look to fill the role of "Mowgli" whose character is described as “soulful, engaging, bright and athletic". The character description also states that 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.”

According it IMDB, Jon Favreau will be producing and directing the film for Disney Studios. The film also lists Scarlett Johansson and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong as being part of the cast. The new film will be a live action re-telling of the classic tale about a young orphan who was raised in the jungle by a pack of wolves.

The film is currently scheduled for an October 2015 theatrical release.

Those interested have another week to get their videos made and submitted to Disney for consideration. Interested? You can Click here to get all the details.

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