Movie News: Selena Gomez Joins Robert Downey, Jr.’s ‘Doctor Dolittle’


The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle: Selena Gomez (Getaway, above) has joined the cast of The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, which will mix live-action humans and animated animals. Robert Downey, Jr. will star alongside Michael Sheen and Antonio Banderas in live-action roles; Gomez will voice an animal (not yet specified). Other animals will be voiced by Tom Holland, Emma Thompson and Ralph Fiennes. Stephen Gaghan (Gold) wrote the script and will direct the movie, which is scheduled for a theatrical release on April 12, 2019. [THR]

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Hummingbird: Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, above) will star in Hummingbird, a sci-fi action thriller about an assassin who embarks on “a journey of shocking self-discovery.” She is the third actress to be cast in the lead role, following Zoe Saldana and Olivia Munn. Jovovich’s husband, filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson, is now writing a revision of the script. Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerström will direct. [Deadline]

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who cowrote Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, are in talks to write a sequel to the monster hit. If things work out, the writing team and director Jake Kasdan will develop the next installment, which is expected to reunite Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan. [Deadline]

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Trailer: In the romantic comedy Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, a young man plans to marry a beautiful woman named Sweety, but his friend isn’t so sure that she’s right for him, leading to an epic battle. Luv Ranjan, Nushrat Bharucha, Kartik Aaryan and Sunny Singh star; the movie will open in theaters on February 23. [Movieclips]