Eugenio Derbez to star in ‘Dora the Explorer’

Mexican star Eugenio Derbez has joined the team of live-action movie “Dora the Explorer”.

The film is being developed through the studio’s Paramount Players division, which hired writer-director Nick Stoller in October to work on the script.

Isabela Moner is starring as the title character, a teenage version of the young Latina girl in the Nickelodeon series. Paramount has set an August 2, 2019 release date, reports variety.com. Derbez’ character has not been revealed.

Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing the movie, which has been in the works since 2015.

James Bobin, whose credits include “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “Muppets Most Wanted”, is attached to direct the movie.

The animated “Dora the Explorer” television series ran on Nickelodeon from 2000-2014 for eight seasons with 172 episodes aired, and followed the young Latina girl, Dora, who went on adventures around the world.

The movie will centre on Dora as a teenager moving to the city and living with her cousin.

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