Neel Sethi has been cast as Mowgli in the the upcoming live-action and animation portrayal of Disney's The Jungle Book, and he certainly looks the part.
So much so that he was picked even though he's never acted!
"The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce that 10-year-old Neel Sethi will play the part of Mowgli in Disney’s The Jungle Book," a statement reads.
"Neel is a newcomer from New York picked from among thousands of auditions, and his role in The Jungle Book marks his first foray into acting."
He got the part "after an extensive worldwide search ranging from New York to New Zealand, London to Canada, and throughout the United States and India."
Neel, 10 years old, won over director Jon Favreau right away.