From the producers of maleficent, alice in wonderland comes the magical world of Dolittle where it takes on a journey of a mash up of multiple worlds. The first look gives you the impression of Jumanji, LOTR, Sherlock adventures all bundle up into one movie.

Having a British accent really suits Robert Downey Jr. as in this film Downey portrays a physician, who can communicate with animals in his weird eccentric house. From the looks from the trailer “Dolittle” takes on a re-imagination of the classic tale by Hugh Lofting in which the original was played by Eddie Murphy. Although the essence of comedy remains the whole premise of the story takes place in whole new world.

The backstory for Dolittle begins with the death of Dr. John Dolittle’s wife which led to him shutting himself off from the world with only animals as his companions. The Dolittle world is set in Victorian England era and when you have England in play you can’t avoid the queen, in which this young queen is played by Jessie Buckley whom falls ill and comes for Dr. Dolittle’s help. With some persuasion, Dr. Dolittle sets out on a new adventure in search for a cure. In his quest for the cure, luckily, he’s joined by his animal friends and a young apprentice (played by Harry Collett).

Dolittle has an impressive voice-cast including Oscar-winners Octavia Spencer and Marion Cotillard, and other seasoned actors like Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson, Michael Sheen, Ralph Fiennes and Antonio Banderas. The cast also includes wrestler John Cena, The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani, Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Tom Holland, Mr Robot’s Rami Malek and singer Selena Gomez.

Dolittle has been co-written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, known for Gold (2016) and Syriana (2005). John Whittington has collaborated with Gaghan to write the film. It was initially named The Voyage Of Doctor Dolittle and was in the works for a long time. In April 2019, Dolittle had to undergo reshoots due to concerns about the tone and flow, reports Collider.

The film is executive produced by Downey Jr, Sarah Bradshaw and Zachary Roth. Doolittle will hit theatres on 17 January, 2020.

Source: ScreenPickle