A whole host of names have jumped on board Universal Pictures live-action animation hybrid, The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, the latest franchise vehicle for Robert Downey Jr.
After taking Tom Holland under his wing in last year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, Downey will be teaming up with Holland as well as Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen and Selena Gomez.
Robert Downey Jr. leads the film as the physician who can speak with animals, Doctor Dolittle. Banderas will play a pirate named Rassouli and Sheen plays Mudfly, two of the live-action roles alongside Downey. The other four will voice talking animals.
Traffic and Syriana’s Stephen Gaghan will direct from a script he has penned. While Alice In Wonderland and Snow White and the Huntsman’s Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum will produce alongside Susan Downey.
The film will be based on the 1922 book by Hugh Lofting,