The streaming platform said it will give the film a limited theatrical release from November 29 in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London. And "Mowgli" will be screened globally on Netflix from December 7, it was announced by officials here.
The move is also in line with commitments to give theatrical releases to Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," the Coen brothers' "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" and "Bird Box."
"There's a nice little surprise there for the Indian audience. It is a film that I am very proud of and also because it is a story we all grew up on," Freida said.
It tells the story of an Indian boy named Mowgli, wandering in an enchanting Indian forest with an entourage of his animal friends and fighting for survival.
Mowgli's adventures have made way for several adaptations like the popular eponymous 1967 animated film or Jon Favreau's re-imagination with the same name. However, Serkis' "Mowgli", starring Rohan Chand, will have shades of grey.
"The film is darker, but is still positive. It is just more realistic with humans and a sense of mystery," the film's cinematographer Michael Seresin had told IANS.
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