New Trailer Released for Universal’s ‘Dolittle’ Starring Robert Downey Jr. They say he’s just not a people person, but people are loving the new trailer for Universal’s Dolittle, previously titled The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.
Unlike the Eddie Murphy Dolittle franchise by 20th Century Fox, The new iteration of Dr. Dolittle from Universal takes us back a simpler time with daring adventures. “After losing his wife seven years earlier, 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. But 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.”
Universal shared a new poster and trailer for the upcoming film, set to premiere in theaters in early 2020.
The doctor (Robert Downey Jr.) is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Dunkirk‘s Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Oscar® winner Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Oscar®winner Octavia Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich (The Big Sick‘s Kumail Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear (John Cena, Bumblebee) and a headstrong parrot (Oscar® winner Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.
The film also stars Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen (The Queen) and Oscar®winner Jim Broadbent and features additional voice performances from Oscar®winner Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Carmen Ejogo, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, and Craig Robinson.
Check out the official trailer for Universal Pictures Dolittle coming to theaters January 17, 2020:
Dolittle is directed by Academy Award® winner Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic), produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum under their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent) and Susan Downey (Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Judge) for Team Downey. The film is executive produced by Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Bradshaw (The Mummy, Maleficent) and Zachary Roth (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil).
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