After playing the role of a powerful superhero in Marvel films, Robert Downey Jr. is now a physician who can communicate with animals. Doolitil is a re-imagining of the classic tale by Hugh Lofting. As the trailer suggests, the story follows Eddie Murphy’s comedy Dr Dolittle is completely different from the franchise.
After the death of his wife, the eccentric Dr John Dolittle, a veterinarian in Victorian England. John Dolittle distances himself from the rest of the world with only animals for company. However, when the young queen (played by Jessie Buckley) falls ill, she has to go to mythical island for treatment. Dolittle says in the trailer ” We have no choice but to embark on this perilous journey” . His quest for a cure, he is joined by her animal friends and a young trainee (played by Harry Collett).
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Dolittle has Oscar-winning Octavia Spencer and Marion Cotillard, and other artists such as Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson, Michael Sheen, Ralph Fiennes and Antonio Banderas. The cast includes wrestler John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Tom Holland, Rami Malek and singer Selena Gomez.
Dolittle has been co-written and directed by Stephen Gaghan. The film is produced by Downey Jr, Sarah Bradshaw and Zachary Roth. Doolittle will seen in theaters on 17 January, 2020.