Robert Downey Jr Cast As Doctor Doolittle

What do Eddie Murphy and Robert Downey Jr have in common? Well soon the answer will be Doctor Doolittle! Universal Studios have hired Iron Man himself to take on the whimsical role of the doctor who can talk to animals in an upcoming reboot, The Voyage of Doctor Doolittle based on Hugh Loftings children’s books from the 1920s.

Stephen Ganghan (Gold, Syriana) is on directing duties for the reimagination of the character who has previously been played by Rex Harrison in a 1967 musical and later by Eddie Murphy in 1998 and 2001.

More news as we get it of course, but for now you can find Robert Downey Jr in your cinemas from July 7 as he reprises his role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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