Paramount Pictures hosted the premiere of “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” over the weekend. Select members of the cast and crew met with fans on the red carpet to promote the film, which is scheduled to hit theaters on August 9th. Dora herself, Isabela Moner, joined stars Eva Longoria, Michael Peña, Jeff Wahlberg, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, and Danny Trejo at the event, where they discussed the live-action adaptation and bringing the iconic character to life on the big screen.

James Bobin directed the film for the studio, and the story picks up with Dora when she begins her high school years. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeff Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a ragtag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Julia Pistor, Eugenio Derbez, and John G. Scotti served as executive producers on the film, with Kristin Burr serving as producer.

As we mentioned earlier, the movie is scheduled to open on August 9th, a busy weekend at the box office. Not only will “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” release one week after “Hobbs & Shaw,” the film opens against “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” “Brian Banks,” “The Kitchen,” and “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” The following week won’t be any easier for Dora since Sony Pictures is releasing “Angry Birds 2” in theaters nationwide.

Fans of Isabela Moner might remember her from her work on “Instant Family” and “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” when she played Lizzy and Isabel Reyes respectively. Moner is also set to star in the rom-com “Let it Snow” from director Luke Snellin, based on a short story by John Green. That movie also features Kiernan Shipka, Jacob Batalon, Odeya Rush, Joan Cusack, Shameik Moore, Liv Hewson, Miles Robbins, and Genevieve DeGraves.

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