Late last year we got our first look at the magic of Dolittle, and now a bold new trailer has arrived for this fantastical tale of adventure and wonder, and with Hollywood legend Robert Downey Jr. looking particularly swish in the title role.
Watch the brand new trailer below:
Here’s the official 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.
This brand new trailer expands on the first teaser and opens up the world of veterinarian and explorer Dr. John Dolittle (Downey Jr.) who sets off on another glorious expedition to an uncharted region of the globe for Queen and Country.
This trailer builds out the wondrous sense of magical realism that director Stephen Gaghan is working to create here and for those wanting to experience something breathtaking to start the new year off, well, they’ll most certainly find it here in Dolittle.
Dolittle will arrive in cinemas on January 16.