Universal debuts trailer & poster for Dolittle
Throughout the years there have been numerous takes on the famed story of Doctor Dolittle. Now Robert Downey Jr. is taking on the title role with a great supporting cast including Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen and Jim Broadbent with additional voice performances from Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Carmen Ejogo, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, and Craig Robinson.
Dolittle follows the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company after losing his wife seven years earlier. When the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures. The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla, an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck, a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich, an upbeat polar bear and a headstrong parrot, who serves as his most trusted advisor and confidante.
While you will have to wait until January 17, 2020 to see the film in theaters you can check out the first trailer and poster here now from Universal.