Jack Whitehall, Darby Camp cast for ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ movie
Jack Whitehall (“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”, “Fresh Meat”) and Darby Camp, who plays Reese Witherspoon’s daughter, Chloe Mackenzie, in the HBO series “Big Little Lies”, are set to star in the movie adaptation of the classic kids’ book series, “Clifford the Big Red Dog”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
11-year-old Darby Camp has landed the lead role in Paramount’s “Clifford the Big Red Dog” movie, directed by Walt Becker, who previously helmed 2015’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”.
The children’s book series by Norman Bridwell (1928-2014) was first published in 1963. The tales follow the various adventures of a giant red dog called Clifford and his owner, eight-year-old Emily Elizabeth.
The film will tell the story of the child, who is struggling to fit in at home and at school when she stumbles upon a small red puppy who goes on to become her best friend. But when Clifford magically grows into a giant dog, he attracts the attention of a genetics company, sending Emily and her uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) on the run.
Produced by Jordan Kerner and Scholastic Entertainment, “Clifford the Big Red Dog” is scheduled to start shooting next month in New York. RGA/NVG