Dolittle new trailer embarks on a perilous journey

Robert Downey Jr talks to animals (with a Welsh accent) in this new trailer for Dolittle

Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man) stars in this rather romantic new trailer for fantasy-comedy film Dolittle, and he’s doing a Welsh accent for some reason. Check it out:

Here’s a poster, too:

Here’s the synopsis for the film:

Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle.

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.

The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Dunkirk’s Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Oscar® winner Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich (The Big Sick’s Kumail Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear (John Cena, Bumblebee) and a headstrong parrot (Oscar® winner Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle’s most trusted advisor and confidante.

The film also stars Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen and Jim Broadbent, as well as Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Carmen Ejogo, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland and Craig Robinson in voice roles. Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic) directs, with Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum producing under their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films and Susan Downey producing for Team Downey. The film is executive produced by Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Bradshaw and Zachary Roth.

Dolittle is in cinemas from 7 February 2020. Get all the latest fantasy news with every issue of SciFiNow.