Back to cinemas, this week we picked Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle as our movie of the week.
The movie is directed by Stephen Gaghan and we see Robert Downey Jr. take on the role of as the title character, alongside Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen in live-action roles; the voice cast includes Emma Thompson (as Polynesia the parrot), Rami Malek (as Chee-Chee the gorilla), John Cena (as Yoshi the Polar Bear), Kumail Nanjiani (as Plimpton the ostrich), Octavia Spencer (as Dab-Dab the duck), Tom Holland (as Jip the dog), Craig Robinson (as Fleming the mouse), Ralph Fiennes (as Barry the tiger), Selena Gomez (as Betsy the giraffe) and Marion Cotillard (as Tutu the fox).
After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.), 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 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 and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla, an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck, a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich and an upbeat polar bear and a headstrong parrot, who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.
Dolittle will open at local cinemas on 10 January 2020.
Watch the trailer below to get started:
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Kumail Nanjiani, John Cena & more
Rating: PG (for some action, rude humor and brief language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed: Stephen Gaghan
Written: Stephen Gaghan