Robert Downey Jr.’s DOLITTLE remake gets India release date

Set in the Victorian Era, the iconic story of Dr. Dolittle returns to the big screen with new characters  

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

Dolittle to open in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu in India on the same day the US

Mumbai, December 6, 2019: The adventures of Doctor Dolittle returns! Universal Pictures International India announces the arrival of legendary actor Robert Downey Jr. as the iconic character, Doctor Dolittle in DOLITTLE. The remake of 1998 film is set to release in India on January 17, 2020 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.  Directed by Academy Award® winner Stephen Gaghan (SyrianaTraffic), DOLITTLE is the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals. DOLITTLE will release in India on the same day as the US.

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 (The Queen), Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent and Carmen Laniado (FX’s A Christmas Carol) and features additional voice performances from Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, and Craig Robinson.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Stephen Gaghan (SyrianaTraffic), Dolittle is produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum under their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (Alice in WonderlandMaleficent) and Susan Downey (Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Judge) for Team Downey. The screen story is by Thomas Shepherd and the screenplay is by Stephen Gaghan and Dan Gregor (CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) & Doug Mand (CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). The film is executive produced by Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Bradshaw (The MummyMaleficent) and Zachary Roth (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil).

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Genre: Epic Adventure  

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, John Cena, Harry Collett, Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, Carmel Laniado, Rami Malek, Kumail Nanjiani, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer and Emma Thompson

Directed by: Stephen Gaghan

Screen Story by: Thomas Shepherd

Screenplay by: Stephen Gaghan and Dan Gregor & Doug Mand

Produced by: Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Susan Downey

Executive Producers: Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Bradshaw, Zachary Roth


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