However, Moner's next film will have a considerably lighter tone when she steps into the title role of Dora the Explorer. As reported last fall, Michael Bay is producing the first ever live-action Dora the Explorer movie based upon the beloved TV series with the same name. While we don't expect Dora's big screen adventure to be full of Bay-hem, she is going to be considerably older than her TV counterpart.
Moner shared the first image of herself in costume as Dora via her Instagram account, and it looks like the young heroine is essentially still wearing the same clothes she wore as a child.
Paramount followed up on that picture by announcing the beginning of principal photography for Dora the Explorer, which is being filmed on location in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The story places Dora in high school after spending most of her life accompanying her parents on adventures. But this won't strictly be a story about Dora's period of adjustment, as she'll reunite with her monkey, Boots, and go on a jungle quest to save her parents and discover the fate of a lost civilization.
James Bobin is directing the film, which co-stars Micke Moreno, Eugenio Derbez, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, Adriana Barraza, and Temuera Morrison. Dora the Explorer will be released on August 2, 2019.
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