The 10 year old is from New York City. He’s a newcomer and will be the only actor to appear onscreen in the project. That’s a pretty cool thing.
There has been some casting so far – all are in voice over roles. Idris Elba has been cast as Shere Khan, Ben Kingsley as Bagheers. Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o have been said to be in talks.
Disney has the movie set for a October 9, 2015 release.