The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle remains as one of the great classics of 20th century entertainment and now the megastar that is Robert Downey Jr. is ready to breath new life into the classic tale in Dolittle.
A brand new teaser trailer has been released and it promises plenty of fun. Check it out below:
Here’s the full synopsis:
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.
Filled with an astounding magical realism, Dolittle is a perfect vehicle for Downey’s talents and in this first look we really get to see the actor go to town as Dr. John Dolittle, who battling with tragedy sets off on a grand adventure to make himself whole again.
With a chipper English accent, and plenty of energy on hand, Downey Jr. is a blast to watch here in Dolittle, and this first teaser is promising plenty of magic that film fans will be very eager to get in on here, along with some great ecological themes playing out as well.
Brace yourselves for a very enchanting adventure when Dolittle arrives in cinemas next year on January 9.