Jack Whitehall opens up about making larger than life family adventure Clifford The Big Red Dog...
Book series don't come much more beloved than that of Clifford The Big Red Dog.
Starting in 1963, their author, the late Norman Bridwell had published 80 volumes of his heartwarming stories about a giant dog with bright red fur and his human friend, Emily Elizabeth.
With that much material and millions and millions of sales, Clifford has naturally found his way into other media, with sing-a-long collections and a series of animated movies, but he has never made it into live-action. Until now.
Starring Jack Whitehall and Darby Camp, with Tony Hale, Sienna Guillory, David Alan Grier, Russell Wong, Kenan Thompson and John Cleese in supporting roles, the film follows middle schooler, Emily Elizabeth Howard.
Emily lives with her mother in New York and is struggling to fit in at school, with her days tormented by bullies.
One day, Emily's mother is called away on business and she is left in the hands of her homeless and irresponsible uncle Casey (Whitehall).
Before school, Emily drags Casey inside an animal rescue tent where their pair meet a small red puppy whose family had been stolen by the dogcatchers.
Somehow the dog finds his way home with them and somehow he then becomes enormous, which leads to all manner of danger and hi-jinks...
The film is in stores from this Monday (March 14) and ahead of its release in cinemas in December last year we spoke to Jack Whitehall about his role in bringing Clifford to the big screen...
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