First trailer & poster released for Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Dolittle’

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for the latest reimagining of Doctor Dolittle, starring Academy Award-nominee Robert Downey Jr. in his first role after hanging up the Iron Man suit.

The trailer gives the impression of an epic adventure as Dolittle travels to a mythical island in search of a cure for the Queen, with Robert Downey Jr. seemingly channeling a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Jack Sparrow!

Check out the trailer and poster below.
 

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.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic), Dolittle also stars Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen and Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent and features additional voice performances from Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Carmen Ejogo, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, and Craig Robinson.

Dolittle opens in cinemas January 17.

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