In the movie 'Dolittle', Robert Downey Jr. plays Dr. John Dolittle, a man who can converse with animals. Dolittle is a re-imagining of the classic tale by Hugh Lofting.
After his wife’s death years ago, Dr. John Dolittle (played by Downey), a famous veterinary doctor in Queen Victoria’s England, surrounds himself by animals and keeps to himself. However, he has no choice but to “embark on this perilous journey” to save the young Queen of England. He sets sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, relying on his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.
The film also features an ensemble star cast that includes Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen in addition to voice actors Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Emma Thompson, Octavia Spencer, and Kumail Nanjiani. Directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic), Dolittle is produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum under their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films and Susan Downey for Team Downey. The film is executive produced by Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Bradshaw and Zachary Roth.
“Dolittle” will hit theaters on January 17, 2020 in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.