Dolittle is an upcoming American fantasy adventure film directed by Stephen Gaghan, from a screenplay by Gaghan and a story by Thomas Shepherd. The film is based on the character Doctor Dolittle created by Hugh Lofting, and primarily based on The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle. Robert Downey Jr. stars as the title character, alongside Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen in live action roles; the voice cast includes Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez and Marion Cotillard.
After his wife’s death seven years before, the eccentric John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian in Victorian England, becomes a hermit, hiding himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor, with only his menagerie of animals for company.
But when Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) 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 encounters wondrous creatures.
Dolittle is scheduled to be released in the United States on January 17, 2020.
Check out the latest trailer below: