Dolittle

2019
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Title: Dolittle

Original Title: The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle

Year: 2019

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: February 07 2020
  • United States: January 17 2020

Plot

A remake of 'Doctor Dolittle' (1967).

Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr., 'Iron Man') is a charming and eccentric doctor slash veterinarian living in Victorian England. After the death of his wife, Dolittle becomes somewhat of a hermit and hides himself away in Dolittle Manor with no company other than his menagerie of animals (featuring, though not limited to, a polar bear, a parrot, an ostrich, a dog, a duck, a gorilla, a giraffe and a fox) with whom he is able to communicate. When a young Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley, 'Beast') falls gravely ill, however, Dolittle has to reluctantly has to leave the security of his home and set off on an adventure to a legendary island in search for something that will cure the ailing monarch.

'Doctor Dolittle' is directed by Stephen Gaghan ('Gold') and is set for a 2020 release. Amongst the star-studded cast providing voices for the film are Emma Thompson ('Sense and Sensibility'), Rami Malek ('Bohemian Rhapsody), Ralph Fiennes ('The Grand Budapest Hotel'), John Cena (Bumblebee), Selena Gomez ('A Rainy Day in New York'), Tom Holland ('Spider-Man: Far From Home'), Marion Cotillard ('La Vie En Rose'), Kumail Nanjiani ('The Big Sick'), Octavia Spencer ('Hidden Figures'), Craig Robinson ('Brooklyn Nine-Nine') and Frances de la Tour ('Into the Woods').

Cast

Director:

Stephen Gaghan Stephen Gaghan

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

Dr. John Dolittle

Tom Holland

Tom Holland

Jip (voice)

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

Polynesia (voice)

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

Barry (voice)

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Betsy (voice)

Videos

'Dolittle' trailer 2:00

'Dolittle' trailer

October 13 2019

Photos

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Trivia

Potterhead

Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Jim Broadbent, Frances Del La Tour and Ralph Ineson all appeared in the Harry Potter franchise as Professor Sybil Trelawney, Tom Riddle / Voldemort, Professor Horace Slughorn, Madame Olympe Maxime and Amycus Carrow respectively.

First choice

At first, Randy Newman was the first candidate to make the soundtrack of the film, after his uncle Lionel Newman worked on the original 1967 film.

Oscar cast

The film's cast includes six Oscar winners: Rami Malek, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson, Octavia Spencer, Marion Cotillard and Adele.

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