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  • Par Mulder, Paris, Hotel Four Seasons George V, le 22.01.2020

    We were present today at the Dolittle press conference in Paris. The actors Rober Downey Jr, Carmel Laniado and Harry Collett were present to answer to a lot of questions about their characters, the special effects, the main difficulties they meet during the shooting of this movie. Here you can discover the official video of this press conference in the Hotel Four Seasons George V,.

    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. During the World Premiere today in Los Angeles, the director Stephen Gaghan, the producer Susan Downey, the composer and the main cast Robert Downey Jr, Carmel Laniado, John Cena, Michael Sheen, Selena Gomez, Rami Malek and Harry Collett were present.

    When global superstar Robert Downey Jr. decided that his first post-Marvel Universe project would be tackling the beloved veterinarian’s journey—and returning the inspired narrative to its Victorian England roots—a hero for a new generation of cinematic adventure seekers was born. Roth and Kirschenbaum had reached out to Team Downey—the production company run by Robert and Susan Downey, the actor-producer’s wife and long-time collaborator—and had found fellow creators who appreciated Roth’s knack for reinterpreting classic tales. From Alice in Wonderland to Snow White and the Huntsman, the prolific producer has taken long-thought-familiar stories and translated them into blockbuster franchises. Roth and Kirschenbaum were certain that Robert Downey take on the brilliantly complex Dolittle would be one for the ages….

    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) and Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent and features additional voice performances from Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Carmen Ejogo, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, and Craig Robinson.

    Directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan (Syriana, Traffic), Dolittle is produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum under their Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent) and Susan Downey (Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Judge) for Team Downey. The film is executive produced by Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Bradshaw (The Mummy, Maleficent) and Zachary Roth (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil).

    Synopsis :
    After his wife’s death seven years before, the eccentric John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian in Victorian England, becomes a hermit, hiding himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor, with only his menagerie of animals for company. But when Queen Victoria (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 encounters wondrous creatures.

    Dolittle
    Directed by Stephen Gaghan
    Produced by Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum Susan Downey
    Screenplay by Stephen Gaghan, Dan Gregorn Doug Mand
    Story by Thomas Shepherd
    Based on Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
    Starring Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas,, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard
    Music by Danny Elfman
    Cinematography : Guillermo Navarro
    Edited by Craig Alpertn Nick Moore
    Production company : Media Rights Capital, Team Downey, Roth Films
    Distributed by Universal Pictures
    Release date : January 17, 2020 (United States), February 5, 2020 (France)
    Running time : 106 minutes

    video : Copyright Universal Pictures
    Photos : Boris Colletier / Mulderville