Dolittle is coming very soon, in January to be exact. Eight new character posters were revealed for the Robert Downey Jr. version of the doctor. If nothing else these posters prove that the film has quite the impressive voice cast. Craig Robinson, Marion Cotillard, Selena Gomez, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Tom Holland, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, and Emma Thompson are all onboard here. Check out their character posters with Dolittle himself below:
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.
Dolittle, starring Robert Downey Jr., Craig Robinson, Marion Cotillard, Selena Gomez, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Tom Holland, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Emma Thompson, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, and Jim Broadbent opens on January 17th.