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Selena Gomez Joins Robert Downey Jr.'s 'Doctor Dolittle' Movie

Selena Gomez has joined the star-studded cast of the upcoming movie The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle!

Robert Downey Jr. is starring in the movie as the title character, a doctor who has the ability to speak with animals.

Selena will voice one of the animals, according to THR. Other voice actors include Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, and Ralph Fiennes.

Michael Sheen and Antonio Banderas both have live-action roles in the movie, which will be based on the 1920s children’s books. Eddie Murphy also played the role in two films released nearly two decades ago.

Robert Downey Jr. Will Play 'Doctor Dolittle' in New Movie!

Robert Downey Jr. will be playing the title role in the upcoming movie The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.

The film will be based on the 1920s children’s books about a doctor who claims he can communicate with the animals he lives with and treats.

Eddie Murphy most recently played the role in a 1998 movie and a sequel in 2001. Several more sequels were made with different actors and they were released direct to video.

Stephen Gaghan, who won an Oscar for writing the screenplay for Traffic, will direct the movie with a script he wrote, according to THR.