First Trailer: Robert Downey Jr. Is “Dolittle”

First Trailer Robert Downey Jr Is Dolittle

It has taken a while to get here but Universal Pictures has now released the first trailer and poster for “Dolittle,” the upcoming latest incarnation of the “Doctor Dolittle” story which has been helmed and co-written by “Syriana” filmmaker Stephen Gaghan.

In his first non-Marvel role in five years, Robert Downey Jr. stars as a physician and veterinarian living in Victorian-era England who suddenly discovers he can talk to animals. He sets out in search of a cure to help an ailing young Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) whilst trying to keep his ability under wraps.

Antonio Banders and Emma Thompson co-star while Tom Holland, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Kumail Nanjiani, Marion Cotillard and many more lend their voices to the animals in the film which underwent some massive retooling during production and comes in at a costly budget of $175 million.

“Dolittle” opens in cinemas on January 17th 2020.