So what do you do when Iron Man is no more? In the first UK Trailer for Dolittle, Robert Downey Jr talks to the animals!
It’s five years since his last non Marvel role in Judge, Downey Jr has the starpower. Martin Scorsese may not be a fan of Marvel films, Universal Pictures knows he can put bums on cinema sets. Now after apparent alleged major re-shoots, many delays we are finally getting a film.
Downey JR plays Dr. John Dolittle famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England. When the Queen (Jesse Buckley) becomes seriously ill, the Doctor must head to a mythical island to find a cure.
Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle.
After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), 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 (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) 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 (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, Jim Broadbent and Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Carmen Ejogo, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, and Craig Robinson.
Dolittle will be ‘talking’ to you in UK and Irish cinemas from February 2020.