Robert Downey Jr.’s Doctor Doolittle movie is facing a major overhaul, as the film underwent extensive reshoots. After three pushes of the release date, Universal is making sure the film lives up to its hype, and added additional shooting dates in hopes the doctor truly can cure all.
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle follows unconventional physician Dr. John Dolittle, who discovers he can speak with animals. Based on a series of children’s books penned by Hugh Lofting, the character of Doctor Doolittle became an iconic name, with portrayals in film adaptations by actors Rex Harrison, Tim Curry and Eddie Murphy – who’s been declared the most popular Doolittle. Downey takes on the most recent version of the physician in Universal’s star-studded live-action film.
The film boasts an astounding number of A-list talent for live-action and voiceover roles including, Rami Malek, Emma Thompson, Michael Sheen, Selena Gomez, Octavia Spencer, Antonio Banderas, John Cena, Marion Cotillard, and Tom Holland. The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle was penned and directed by Stephen Gaghan, whose previous works include Traffic, Havoc, and Syriana – films in a genre far from the family fun of a Doctor Dolittle story. Now, the audience is discovering why the titular doctor’s waiting room time has been so long.
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