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Eva Longoria to play Dora's mother in 'Dora the Explorer'

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

is joining live-action movie "the Explorer". She will portray the mother of the title character.

is playing in the movie version of the hit Nickelodeon cartoon series. Paramount has set August 2, 2019 as the release date, reports

The animated "the Explorer" television series ran on Nickelodeon from 2000-2014 for eight seasons with 172 episodes aired. It followed a young Latina girl who went on adventures around the world.

is producing the movie, which has been in the works since 2015. producers are John G. Scotti, and Eugenio Derbez, who is also co-starring in it along with Micke Moreno, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, and

"Dora the Explorer" was developed through Paramount's Paramount Players division, which hired in October to work on the script. James Bobin, whose credits include "Alice Through the Looking Glass" and "Muppets Most Wanted, is directing it.

Production companies are Paramount Players, Nickelodeon and



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First Published: Tue, August 21 2018. 12:32 IST