The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle is the third incarnation in the Doctor Dolittle big screen series, this time featuring Robert Downey Jr. as Dr. John Dolittle, the physician with the uncanny ability to speak with animals. .
The first film, released in 1967, featured Rex Harrison in the title role.
Thirty years later, in 1998, Eddie Murphy talked to the animals.
Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, Selena Gomez, Michael Sheen, Antonio Banderas and Ralph Fiennes are also aboard The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle. The actors will be voice-starring in the film.
Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana) directs from a script that he wrote, based on the 1920s children’s books by Hugh Lofting.