Robert Downey Jr.'s Next Film Role Announced

Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to portray Dr. Dolittle in "The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle."

Based on author Hugh Lofting’s second Dolittle novel, the film is expected to center on Dolittle training a young assistant named Tommy Stubbins and journeying to Spider Monkey Island to rescue his kidnapped friend Long Arrow. The first big-screen adaption of Doctor Dolittle was released in 1967 and starred Rex Harrison. The story was rebooted in 1998 with Eddie Murphy in the lead role.

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