After essentially retiring from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you might assume that Robert Downey Jr.’s next movie would be a small art house film or passion project of some sort. But as it turns out, he is going in the opposite direction and starring in Dolittle, a family adventure film based on the Doctor Dolittle series of children’s books by Hugh Lofting. The character has been played on screen previously by both Rex Harrison and Eddie Murphy, but this version takes him back to his Victorian roots and seems to be shunning some of the comedy in favour of big blockbuster action. Perhaps the most surprising thing is that this movie is directed by Stephen Gaghan, best known as the writer of Traffic and the writer-director behind Syriana. I guess you gotta pay the bills somehow. Dolittle co-stars Jessie Buckley, Harry Collett, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen and Jim Broadbent with voice performances from Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Kumail Nanjiani, John Cena, Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Carmen Ejogo, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland and Craig Robinson. The movie hits theatres on Jan. 17th; check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.