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Selena Gomez will be one of the talking animals in new Robert Downey Jr. Doctor Dolittle film

ABC/Image Group LASelena Gomez is joining the cast of the new Doctor Dolittle movie starring Robert Downey Jr., according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Doctor Dolittle, of course is a doctor who can speak to animals, and Selena will voice one of the animals in the upcoming flick, The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.

Other actors voicing animals include Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland, and actors Emma Thompson and Ralph Fiennes.  In addition to Downey, the live-action cast including Michael Sheen and Antonio Banderas.

The movie is set to begin production later this month with a release planned for April 2019.

Downey will be the third film Doctor Dolittle.  Rex Harrison played the character in a 1967 film musical, based on the 1920s book series.  Eddie Murphy made two Doctor Dolittle movies in the late 1990s and early 2000s.  

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