Despite delaying the release of their version of the classic Rudyard Kipling story after the success of Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, our first official look at Mowgli himself (Rohan Chand) teases a more rugged, world-weary version of the character compared to its Disney counterpart. We'll be waiting for the official trailer, but until then we wanted to introduce you to the star of Mowgli, Rohan Chand!
Rohan Chand Bio:
At the age of 6, while playing little league baseball, he caught the eye of a prominent New York-based casting director that cast him in the role of Adam Sandler's adopted son in Jack and Jill (2011). Rohan embraced every aspect of his new career, and his enthusiasm for his work led him next to his memorable role of Issa in the critically acclaimed Showtime Series, Homeland (2011). With his keen interest in the process of movie-making, Rohan uses every opportunity to learn as much as possible about his film community as he continues to hone his acting skills in diverse and challenging roles. He has been seen in Peter Berg's Lone Survivor (2013) with Mark Wahlberg and in his co-leading role in Jason Bateman's directorial debut, Bad Words (2014). He appeared in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and will next be seen in Warner Bros' Mowgli (2018) in the title role.
The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli (Rohan Chand), raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo (Andy Serkis) and a panther named Bagheera (Christian Bale), Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch). But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.
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