Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1h41m
Casting off the Iron Man suit is Robert Downey Jr, now taking on the beloved Doctor Dolittle character, in a stunningly colourful retelling with an unbelievable cast.
It’s brought to you by writer and director Stephen Gaghan (Gold, Syriana), in this reboot of the 1967 film and subsequent Eddie Murphy versions. Based on the character created by Hugh Lofting, the primary source material is his 1922 book, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, the second in the Dolittle series.
Besides the A-List heavyweight of Robert Downey Jr.’s name on the bill, in a combination of live-action and voice casting roles are (deep breath): Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, John Cena, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, and Marion Cotillard (and more!).
The eccentric Dr. John Dolittle lives alone in a stately manor in 19th-century England — alone, that is, besides all his exotic animal companions, with whom he has been blessed the ability to speak to. His solitude is disturbed when a young Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) falls dangerously ill, and he must set off to a mythical island in search of the cure, with his best furry friends in tow.
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