Coming next year from Universal Pictures is Dolittle, starring Robert Downey Jr as the main character. The film will be the latest adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s book: The Story of Doctor Dolittle: Being the History of his Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. And yes, that is the full name of the book which features a doctor with the ability to talk to animals.
Prior to Universal settling on the film being named Dolittle, it was previously named The Voyage of Dr. Dolittle. Robert Downey Jr. plays the eccentric veterinarian and is joined by a celebrity cast accompanying him in the journey.
Check out the trailer, which officially came out today, below:
From the Dolittle synopsis:
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.
Featured image via trailer.