Bill Murray may be the coolest celebrity in the world, and his exploits are the stuff of legend. He’s taken strangers out for karaoke, crashed a bachelor party, photobombed a couple’s engagement photos, stopped by a student house party and did the dishes, and most recently dropped by an ice-cream social held in his honor.
His deadpan wit and innate sense of mischief have served him well in Hollywood. His street-cred will only be helped by the utterly cool news that he will voice Baloo in a remake of The Jungle Book. Others in the cast include the similarly legendary Christopher Walken as the orangutan King Louie (!), Ben Kingsley as Bagheera the panther, and Idris Elba as the villainous tiger Shere Khan. We don’t know if the remake will feature songs, but given his fondness for karaoke, we can only hope that Murray will be singing “Bear Necessities.”