The first look from Robert Downey Jr starrer fantasy comedy movie Dolittle is out. Shared by the movie’s official Twitter account, it is a poster that shows Downey Jr surrounded by some very happy animals. The poster is accompanied by the caption, “He’s just not a people person. #DolittleMovie.”
The film was previously titled The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle to Dolittle.
The film is based on the character Doctor Dolittle created by late English author Hugh Lofting. The character has been adapted twice, once in 1967 starring Rex Harrison and then the 1998 film Dr. Dolittle starring Eddie Murphy that spawned a franchise.
— Dolittle (@DolittleMovie) October 12, 2019
While the character is British, Downey Jr has played a quintessential British literary character Sherlock Holmes in Guy Ritchie movies to critical acclaim and financial success.
Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent and Harry Collett also play live-action roles apart from Downey Jr.
John Cena, Marion Cotillard, Carmen Ejogo, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, Rami Malek, Kumail Nanjiani, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Emma Thompson and Frances de la Tour voice difference animals.
Stephen Gaghan is directing the film from a screenplay he has penned with Thomas Shepherd.
Dolittle will release on January 17, 2020.