After three seasons as host of the children’s show Blue’s Clues & You!, New Milford native Josh Dela Cruz will star in the film adaptation, Blue’s Big City Adventure, out now on Paramount+.
When the Montclair State alumnus landed the role of host for the show four years ago, it was a dream come true. He had watched the original series as a child alongside his sister, and couldn’t believe he would fill the shoes of the show’s famed past hosts.
The movie will follow the show’s characters, Josh and Blue, as they travel to New York City to audition for a Broadway musical. Dela Cruz is excited for audiences to see the movie’s big-city setting.
“Blue and I land in New York City, and as soon as we get there, the magic of New York is amplified,” says Dela Cruz, 33. “Lindsey Blaufarb and Craig Hollamon, the choreographers for the movie, are quintessential to the magic we’re bringing to this movie. Matt Stotsky, our director, is our fearless leader through this project. This is a movie for everyone, and I’m pumped.”
The film will also feature Steve and Joe, the previous Blue’s Clues hosts, played by Steve Burns and Donovan Patton respectively. Burns and Patton have served as mentors to Dela Cruz since he was first cast on the show.
“It’s always an easy day when they’re on set,” says Dela Cruz. “They’re some of the most talented actors I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with, and getting to work with them is a dream. I learned so much being on set with them, and I’m so thankful for their friendship.”
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