The plot of Dora The Explorer (the movie), to be released next August in the United States, will be inspired by the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu
and will include references to the Inca culture, the Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) informed on Thursday.
U.S. actress of Peruvian ancestry Isabela Moner
—who plays the leading role in the film— was interviewed by Forbes.com
and revealed she had to learn Quechua —the most widely-spoken indigenous language in Peru— in order to play Dora.
"The Peruvian community is going to flip! Dora's adventures will take audiences to Machu Picchu where they'll explore the Incan culture. I had to learn Quechua to speak it in the movie because Dora is very cultured and she knows everything about everything," said Moner, who did not hesitate to feel proud of her Peruvian roots.
Additionally, the artist suggested the possibility to have a premiere in Peru: "I've been trying to talk to the director about having a premiere there because it seems appropriate. If not, I'll just go over there when it premieres so I can make it a big deal because it is a big deal."
With these statements, Moner confirms that part of the plot will be developed in the Inca country, which will showcase the nation's cultural and historical richness at the international level, mainly because of the role played by the 17-year-old actress.
It is worth noting the Dora The Explorer movie will be the first live-action version of Nickelodeon's animated TV series.
Directed by James Bobin, the film will feature Eva Longoria and Eugenio Derbez.
This is not the first time that Peruvian landscapes will be captured by a foreign film, although the target audience will be different this time, as it is a family movie.