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Eugenio Derbez to star in 'Dora the Explorer'

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Mexican star has joined the team of live-action movie "the Explorer".

The film is being developed through the studio's Paramount Players division, which hired in October to work on the script.

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 and 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 "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 as a teenager moving to the city and living with her cousin.

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First Published: Thu, June 07 2018. 11:34 IST
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