Ben Kingsley is Bagheera in Disney’s The Jungle Book

I wish I had some more information for you, but so far, this is all Disney has given me on the announcement of Ben Kingsley joining the cast of the new CG/live-action film, Jungle Book:

Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley has been cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney’s upcoming The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau from a script by Justin Marks, The Jungle Book combines live action and animated filmmaking. The Jungle Book arrives in theaters in 3D on October 9, 2015.

Disney’s been trying to get a new version of this classic story off the ground for a little while now, and apparently all of the pieces are finally fitting into place for that to happen.  Are you excited about another Jungle Book adaptation?  What about Ben Kingsley joining it?