Bill Murray has joined the cast of Disney's upcoming live action/CGI remake of The Jungle Book.

Deadline.com reports that Murray will voice the bear Baloo in the film.

The cast also includes Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Luipta Nyong'o as Raksha, Neel Sethi as Mowgli and Christopher Walken as King Louie.

The Jungle Book is due for release in October 2015.