Jack Whitehall To Star In ‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ Adaptation | Film News
Jack Whitehall and 11-year-old Big Little Lies actress Darby Camp are set to star in Paramount’s upcoming adaptation of Clifford The Big Red Dog. Walt Becker is directing the film, which is based on the classic kids book series by Norman Bridwell.
The books follow the misadventures of a giant red dog and his owner Emily Elizabeth (Camp). The film will see Emily, who is struggling to fit in at home and school, discover a small red puppy who is destined to become her best friend. However, Clifford soon undergoes a huge growth spurt, becoming a gigantic dog and catching the attention of a genetics company.
Emily and her Uncle Casey (Whitehall) are forced to fight the greedy corporations as they go on the run across New York City. Along the way, Clifford affects the lives of everyone around him and teaches the duo the true meaning of acceptance and unconditional love.
The script was written by two writing teams, Jay Scherick and David Ronn, and Annie Mumolo and Stan Chervin. Shooting is set to begin next month in New York. Camp will next be seen in season two of Big Little Lies, where she reprises her role as Reese Witherspoon‘s daughter, Chloe MacKenzie. That premieres Sunday, 9 June.
Whitehall made a name for himself as an actor and comedian, and has turned that cache into roles in The Nutcracker And The Four Realms, and will also be seen alongside Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in Disney’s Jungle Cruise. That opens in July 2020.