The first trailer for Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle, an adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s stories based on the titular character who can talk to animals, is here in all of its star-studded glory. The trailer introduces us to the world of the titular doctor and his talkative animal friends.
The synopsis for the film looks like this: After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), 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 (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) 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.
Directed by Stephen Gaghan, Dolittle stars Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Jim Broadbent, Harry Collett, Emma Thompson, Selena Gomez, Craig Robinson, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Ralph Fiennes, Kumail Nanjiani, John Cena, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Sheen. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on Jan. 17, 2020.