Some epic casting for the new Doctor Dolittle film. Remember this was a book! not just a film with Eddie Murphy, but by Hugh Lofting and published in 1920. It went on to have 12 volumes. The new film, dubbed The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle will star Robert Downey Jr. (I guess this is the first film you choose post-Iron Man?) and more celebs to count as the voices of the animals. Downey tweeted out this helpful guide.
Michael Sheen and Antonio Banderas will also be starring in human form alongside Downey.
The Universal film is from writer-director Stephen Gaghan, who worked from an earlier draft written by Tom Shepherd. Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum are producing via their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, alongside Susan Downey for Team Downey.
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle is slated for April 12, 2019.