Actor Robert Downey Jr. has used his social media accounts to reveal the full voice cast for the animals in the upcoming new take on “The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle”.
New cast announced includes: 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, Craig Robinson as Fleming the mouse, and Frances de la Tour in an unspecified role.
They join previously announced cast members including 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. Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen all star in the human roles in the film.
Stephen Gaghan helms from a script he re-wrote from a draft by Tom Sheppard. Production on the film will begin later this month in London ahead of an April 2019 release.
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