A new trailer for the new movie Dolittle has been recently released. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. in his first post-Marvel role and is produced by the actor’s wife, Susan Downey. The release date of the movie and trailer have been postponed several times, due to the reshoot of some scenes.
This is only the latest film adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s beloved children’s book, which features as protagonist, the titular Dolittle, a doctor who is able to speak with animals. The first adaptation was released in 1967, but the most popular interpretation of the character is surely Eddie Murphy’s one in the 1990’s.
The new trailer unveils amazing special visual effects, with computer-generated animals, which look real in a tropical environment. The storyline is not clearly explained, but we can appreciate Robert Downey Jr. briefly speaking in a Welsh accent.
Downey joked about the accent: “I’m having a good time” the actor told earlier this year “though I decided to give myself, like, 40 additional challenges, like a Welsh accent — which even Welsh people say is hard to do”.
On the other hand, the project features big names like Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Octavia Spencer, John Cena, Marion Cotillard, Kumail Nanjiani and more voicing the animals.
Dolittle is being released in theaters on January 17.
Watch the new trailer for the movie below: