The new ‘Dr. Dolittle’ movie is happening, under title The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. Robert Downey Jr. will star in the movie based on 1920s series of children’s books by Hugh Lofting about the classic character who can talk to animals.
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The movie will be directed by Stephen Gaghan from a screenplay he wrote himself. Gaghan won an Academy Award for writing the movie Traffic in 2000, and also known for writing and directing Syriana starring Oscar Winner George Clooney and recently he directed the movie Gold starring Matthew McConaughey.
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle will adapt the classic character to the big screen once again. It was previously portrayed by Eddie Murphy in the movie ‘Doctor Dolittle’ in 1998, the movie got mixed reviews from critics but was a big hit at the box office. Three years later the sequel was released. The two movies grossed more than $470 Million at the worldwide box office.