We can’t decide if this is the most brilliant or most terrifying of this year, but it would appear that Oscar winning actor Benicio del Toro will be playing the role of Swiper, the thriving fox.
No, really- del Toro will be the villain the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Nickelodeon cartoon Dora The Explorer. This news actually comes following the wrapping of filming, which is odd, but not uncommon.
Reportedly, the film’s story will follow a high school-bound Dora finding herself leading Boots (a monkey and her best friend), Diego and a rag-tag group of teens on a Goonies-esque adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.
del Toro joins Isabela Moner (who will be playing Dora, a girl accustomed to the jungle life with her parents and now forced to explore the uncharted terrain of high school), Michael Pena, Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez, Adriana Barraza and Temuera Morrison in the cast.
James Bobin is directing for Paramount Players, and the film is expected to hit theaters on August 2nd, 2019.