Robert Downey Jr’s Doctor Dolittle to film in UK

Principal photography begins next month in the UK on The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jr as the enigmatic medic. 

Principal photography begins next month in the UK on The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jr as the enigmatic medic.

Hugh Lofting created the Doctor Dolittle character - who has the ability to talk to animals – in a series of books published over a period of 30 years beginning in 1920 with The Story of Doctor Dolittle.

The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle is produced by Susan Downey alongside Jeff Kirschenbaum and Jeff Roth, with Stephen Gaghan directing from a screenplay he wrote with Thomas Shepherd.

Jim Broadbent and Harry Collett are lined up to co-star in the Universal feature.

Figures released by the British Film Institute last year showed that inward investment features continue to provide a huge uplift to the UK film industry – in the first nine months of 2017 they accounted for around £1.6bn of the total £1.8bn film production spend.

US giant Disney has been a major contributor to the purple patch with the behemoth Star Wars franchise based at Pinewood and a series of live-action remakes of the studio’s animated classics – such as Aladdin and Dumbo – making their homes here.

Photo via Getty Images/WireImage/Jim Spellman.

Robert Downey Jr’s Doctor Dolittle to film in UK
Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey Jr’s Doctor Dolittle to film in UK
Robert Downey Jr

Principal photography begins next month in the UK on The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jr as the enigmatic medic.

Hugh Lofting created the Doctor Dolittle character - who has the ability to talk to animals – in a series of books published over a period of 30 years beginning in 1920 with The Story of Doctor Dolittle.

The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle is produced by Susan Downey alongside Jeff Kirschenbaum and Jeff Roth, with Stephen Gaghan directing from a screenplay he wrote with Thomas Shepherd.

Jim Broadbent and Harry Collett are lined up to co-star in the Universal feature.

Figures released by the British Film Institute last year showed that inward investment features continue to provide a huge uplift to the UK film industry – in the first nine months of 2017 they accounted for around £1.6bn of the total £1.8bn film production spend.

US giant Disney has been a major contributor to the purple patch with the behemoth Star Wars franchise based at Pinewood and a series of live-action remakes of the studio’s animated classics – such as Aladdin and Dumbo – making their homes here.

Photo via Getty Images/WireImage/Jim Spellman.

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