Disney casts Idris Elba as the tiger Shere Khan for The Jungle BookMeredith Woerner3/07/14 12:20pmFiled to: Jungle BookIdris Elbamoviesdisney889EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIdris Elba's going to play a tiger in the heavily CG-ed but still live-action Disney remake of The Jungle Book. We can see it. AdvertisementDeadline is reporting that the man everyone wants to play James Bond has been cast as a voice for the CG tiger in Jon Favreau's Jungle Book movie. The movie will be based on Rudyard Kipling's original work and Elba will be the antagonist. Super duper excited about this casting — Elba's voice totally works as a tiger. Just imagine that purr. Thankfully the legendary, Oscar-winning Rob Legato (Avatar, Hugo) is in charge of this film's visual effects, so this could end up looking pretty cool.