Robert Downey Jr. electrifies in Doolittle, as one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals.
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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) 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. Dolittle, in full known as The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, is directed by American screenwriter / filmmaker Stephen Gaghan, director of the films Abandon, Syriana, and Gold previously; screenwriter on Rules of Engagement, Traffic, Abandon, The Alamo, Havoc, Syriana. The screenplay for this is by Stephen Gaghan, Chris McKay, and Thomas Shepherd; based on the character created by Hugh Lofting.
Directed by Stephen Gaghan
Story by Thomas Shepherd
Based on Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography Guillermo Navarro
Edited by Craig Alpert and Nick Moore
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Robert Downey Jr. as Dr. John Dolittle
Antonio Banderas as Rassouli
Michael Sheen as Dr. Blair Müdfly
Harry Collett as Tommy Stubbins
Jim Broadbent as Lord Thomas Badgley
Jessie Buckley as Queen Victoria,
Carmel Laniado as Lady Rose
Ralph Ineson as Arnall Stubbins
Joanna Page as Bethan Stubbins
Sonny Ashbourne Serkis as Arnall Stubbins Jr.
Kasia Smutniak as Lily Dolittle