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Jack Whitehall to star in 'Clifford, the Big Red Dog' adaptation

Jack Whitehall to star in 'Clifford, the Big Red Dog' adaptation

Los Angeles, May 29 (PTI) Actor-comedian Jack Whitehall is set to star in the film adaptation of classic children's book "Clifford, the Big Red Dog".The film, which hails from Paramount Pictures, will be led by child actor Darby Camp, best known for starring in "Big Little Lies", according to The Hollywood Reporter.The book series, penned by Norman Bridwell, follows the misadventures of a giant red dog and his owner, a girl named Emily Elizabeth. The film, to be directed by Walt Becker, will see Emily (Camp), who is struggling to fit in at home and at school, discover a small red puppy who is destined to become her best friend. When Clifford magically undergoes one heck of a growth spurt, becomes a gigantic dog and attracts the attention of a genetics company, Emily and her Uncle Casey (Whitehall) have to fight the forces of greed as they go on the run across New York City. Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Annie Mumolo and Stan Chervin have worked on the film's script.The project will start shooting next month in New York City. It will be produced by Jordan Kerner and Scholastic Entertainments Iole Lucchese. PTI RB RBRB