Initially, the picture was due on April 12, 2019.
Universal announced that the screen version of children’s books by Hugh Lofting “The Journey of Dr. Doolittle” will be released on big screens only on January 17, 2020, and not in April 2019, as originally planned.
According to sources THR, this is due to a busy schedule of releases in the spring of 2019 – among other things for May, the premiere of the fourth part of the “Avengers” is also planned with Robert Downey Jr. in the title role.
The film is directed by Stephen Geigan, scriptwriter of the series “Practice” and films “Rules of Combat” and “Traffic” (for the last in 2001 he received an Oscar in the category “Best Adapted Screenplay”). In addition to Downey Jr. in the picture will play Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, John Cena, Rami Malek, Marion Cotillard and others.
“The Journey of Dr. Doolittle” is a popular series of children’s books written and published in early 1920. In them the main hero is the good doctor Doolittle, who knows how to talk with animals. Books served as inspiration for the Soviet writer Korney Chukovsky, who created a series of children’s books about Doctor Aybolit.