Robert Downey Jr. has traded in his Iron Man suit for some scrubs in Doctor Dolittle remake. On Tuesday, Downey revealed the full cast on Twitter for The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.
I am most pleased to announce the stellar voice cast joining me on #TheVoyageofDoctorDolittle. #EmmaThompson @ItsRamiMalek @octaviaspencer #RalphFiennes @kumailn @selenagomez @MrCraigRobinson @carmenejogo @TomHolland1996 #MarionCotillard @RealFDLT @JohnCena pic.twitter.com/GmfjOCqv7w
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) March 27, 2018
Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Kumail Nanjiani, Craig Robinson, John Cena, Marion Cotillard, Carmen Ejogo, and Frances de la Tour will voice roles in the Universal film.
The project stars Downey, while Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, and Ralph Fiennes had been previously announced as voice cast. Jim Broadbent, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Sheen will portray live-action characters.
Universal acquired the movie, which will be directed by Stephen Gaghan from a screenplay he wrote from an earlier draft by Tom Shepherd, last year. It’s based on the character from the 1920s series of children’s books by Hugh Lofting, in which a Victorian-era physician opts to treat animals instead of humans because he’s able to speak with them.