Voyage of Doctor Dolittle: Robert Downey Jr. reveals animal voice cast
The doctor himself, Robert Downey Jr., has taken to his social pages to reveal the full voice cast for the animals from the upcoming The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle! Joining Downey in the film will be Rami Malek as Chee-Chee the gorilla, Octavia Spencer as Dab-Dab the duck, Kumail Nanjiani as Plimpton the ostrich, John Cena as Yoshi the Polar Bear, Marion Cotillard as Tutu the fox, Carmen Ejogo as Regine the Lioness, with Craig Robinson as Fleming the mouse, and Frances de la Tour.
Previously-announced cast members, whose roles have now been confirmed, include Emma Thompson as Polynesia the parrot, Selena Gomez as Betsy the giraffe, Tom Holland as Jip the dog, and Ralph Fiennes as Barry the tiger. They all join a cast that includes Downey Jr. as the titular doctor with Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen. You can check out the graphic below featuring the cast and the first look at the logo for the film.
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle will be directed by Stephen Gaghan (Gold, Syriana). Gaghan also rewrote the script from a Tom Sheppard draft, an adaptation of the Hugh Lofting children’s books from the 1920s. Production on the film will begin later this month in London.
The new Doctor Dolittle movie will hit theaters on April 12, 2019.