Actress Eva Longoria is joining live-action movie Dora the Explorer, where she will play the mother of the title character.
Isabela Moner is playing Dora in the movie version of the hit Nickelodeon cartoon series. Paramount has set August 2, 2019 as the release date.
The animated Dora 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.
Kristin Burr is producing the movie, which has been in the works since 2015.
Dora the Explorer was developed through Paramount’s Paramount Players division, which hired writer-director Nick Stoller in October to work on the script. James Bobin, whose credits include Alice Through the Looking Glass and Muppets Most Wanted, is directing it.