Anthony Ramos will star as the title character in “Bob the Builder,” a new Mattel Films animated feature based on the long-running children’s series about a can-do construction worker.
The film follows Roberto (aka Bob) who travels to Puerto Rico for a major construction job. Bobtakes on issues affecting the island and digs deeper into what it means to build.
His journey will celebrate the vibrant and colorful textures of the Caribbean Latin nations and their people. Felipe Vargas is attached to write the screenplay, but no director is yet set.
Jennifer Lopez is producing the feature alongside Ramos, Alex Bulkley, Corey Campodonico, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina.
Ramos says elements of the film were inspired by his own life:
“For years, Bob the Builder’s characters have inspired young people around the world. A movie about friends working together, a celebration of a beautiful home they share, and how love can help to conquer any obstacle in your way. Can we fix it? Yes, we can!”
The project joins multiple other Marvel films in development including a live-action “Barney” with Daniel Kaluuya, Lena Dunham’s “Polly Pocket” film, and a Vin Diesel-led “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots”.