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Robert Downey Jr stars in the wondrous first trailer for Dolittle
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Robert Downey Jr stars in the wondrous first trailer for Dolittle

A first trailer for Dolittle, the new take on Doctor Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jr, has debuted online. Click below to watch it:

Based on the second of author Hugh Lofting's books featuring the talented doctor John Dolittle, who is able to communicate with animals, the film is set to feature a mixture of live-action and animation.

Downey Jr. takes on the role of the film's titular protagonist alongside a live-action cast that includes Jessie Buckley, Jim Broadbent, Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen.

Ralph Fiennes, Emma Thompson, Marion Cotillard, Tom Holland, Mr. Robot stars Remi Malek and Craig Robinson, Kumail Nanjiani, Hidden Figures star Octavia Spencer and wrestler-turned-actor John Cena are among the film's voice cast. 

Gold and Syriana director Stephen Gaghan is directing and has provided the script. 

In this new take, we meet Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, after he has hidden himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor following the death of his wife. 

But when the young queen falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure...

Doctor Dolittle has been adapted for the big screen twice before. First in 1967 with Rex Harrison in the title role and then again in 1998 with Eddie Murphy starring. 

The movie, which is titled The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle, was originally due to hit cinemas on April 5th in 2019, but will now hit UK cinemas on February 7th in 2020. 

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