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Ben Kingsley: ‘Jungle Book’ translation of book to big screen is ‘miraculous’


Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley supplies the voice of Bagheera, a panther who mentors the boy Mowgli, in the upcoming reboot of the Disney classic “The Jungle Book.” He says that director Jon Favreau “brought us right back to the book” in his adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic: “It’s a study of the possible triumph of childhood.”