'Doctor Dolittle' pushes up its release to avoid 'Star Wars' clash

| Updated: Apr 29, 2017 20:15 IST

Los Angeles [USA], Apr 29 (ANI): The 'Doctor' will arrive a little later than expected as Universal's upcoming movie 'Doctor Dolittle' has a new release date now. According to Hollywood Reporter, the project, which was picked up by Universal, was slated to be released on May 24, 2019, but now has been moved up to April 12, 2019. The studio pushed the release date, as earlier this week, Disney and Lucasfilm booked May 24, 2019, as the opening night for 'Star Wars: Episode IX.' The film is based on the character from the 1920s series of children's books by Hugh Lofting which follows the eccentric Doctor John Dolittle, a former physician who lives with and treats animals, claiming that he can communicate with them. Stephan Gaghan is going to sit behind the camera for this new version of 'Doctor Dolittle'. Dolittle first hit the big screen in the 1967 movie 'Doctor Dolittle,' which starred Rex Harrison and was a musical. Another 'Dr. Dolittle' pic was released in 1998 and starred Eddie Murphy. (ANI)

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