10:26pm PT by Jennifer Konerman
Bill Murray Sings 'Jungle Book' Tune on Kimmel
Bill Murray is really embracing his role as Baloo the bear.
Murray belted out a tune from the Disney version of Jungle Book on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night in honor of his role in the upcoming live-action adaptation. Murray, who plays Baloo the bear in the film, joined Kimmel along with the film's star, Neel Sethi, who plays Mowgli.
The duo capped off their interview with the host with a rendition of the song "Bare Necessities," surrounded by people in bear costumes.
"We have not rehearsed this," Murray warned, before jumping in to the tune with Sethi.
Sethi also told Kimmel about getting the role after his dance teacher recommended him for it, and called Jon Favreau the best director (and only director) he's ever worked with.
The Jungle Book, starring Sethi, Murray as Baloo, Christopher Walken as King Louie, Idris Elba as Shere Khan and Ben Kingsley as Bagheera. The film, directed by Favreau, will be released in theaters on April 15.