The official preview for the blockbuster film Dolittle, which filmed scenes on Menai Bridge, has been released.

 

 

The scenes for the film, which stars Robert Downey Jnr, were filmed in June 2018. The bridge was closed during the filming and the surrounding area at Treborth was turned into a film set.

It is understood the scene involves a character leaping from the bridge, as a giraffe which will be known as Betsy in the film and voiced by Selena Gomez, runs over the bridge.

The preview for the film also shows a clip of Polynesia, Dr. Dolittle’s headstrong parrot who’s his most trusted advisor and confidante, flying towards the Menai suspension bridge.

The film was due to be released in April 2019, but Universal Pictures announced it will now be released on January 17, 2020.

The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle is directed by Stephen Gaghan and its cast includes Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent and Harry Collett in live action roles; the voice cast includes John Cena, Marion Cotillard, Carmen Ejogo, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, Rami Malek, Kumail Nanjiani, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Emma Thompson and Frances de la Tour.