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Benicio del Toro to star as villain in Dora the Explorer

Benicio del Toro will voice Swiper, the villainous fox, in the film, to be directed by James Bobin. The film releases on August 2, 2019.

By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: December 15, 2018 3:50:10 pm
Benicio del Toro Actor Benicio del Toro is set to voice the villain in Paramount’s live-action feature Dora the Explorer. (Christopher Saunders/Showtime via AP)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro will voice Swiper, the villainous fox, in the film, to be directed by James Bobin.

Actor Isabela Moner, who recently worked with del Toro in Sicario: Day of the Soldado, is playing Dora in the movie version of the hit cartoon series.

The movie will centre on Dora as a teenager moving to the city and dealing with high school. She finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), and a rag tag group of teens on an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

The film’s voice cast also include Eva Longoria, Michael Pena, Eugenio Derbez, Adriana Barraza and Temuera Morrison.

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

Kristin Burr is producing the project, which has been in the works since 2015.

Paramount has set August 2, 2019 release date for the film.

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