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Dolittle | An epic adventure to a mythical island

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Dr John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. But when young Queen Victoria becomes gravely ill, the eccentric doctor and his furry friends embark on an epic adventure to a mythical island to find the cure.

Dolittle is a fantasy adventure directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan, from a screenplay by Gaghan, Dan Gregor and Doug Mand, and a story by Thomas Shepherd. A reboot of the Dr Dolittle films, the film is based on the character Doctor Dolittle created by Hugh Lofting. Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr stars as the title character, alongside Academy Award nominee Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen in live action roles; the voice cast includes Academy Award winners Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, and Marion Cotillard, Academy Award nominees Kumail Nanjiani and Ralph Fiennes, in addition to John Cena, Craig Robinson, and Selena Gomez.