The new George Lopez movie, “La Vida Robot” is now filming in New Mexico. An open casting call for extras is scheduled for tomorrow.
The film is looking for Latinos of all ages, kids, teens and their grandparents are all welcome to come down to the open casting call for a chance to be an extra on set.
The film is also casting non-Latino extras ages 18 and over.
The George Lopez movie will be directed by Disney television series director, Sean McNamara (That’s so Raven, Shake it Up!, Sonny With a Chance, Jonas, Jessie), and films this fall. The film is a comedy and will be directed by Alex Rivera to be released in 2014.
LA VIDA ROBOT follows the story of four underachieving, high school classmates who compete against M.I.T. in a national underwater robot championship. The film is based on a true story. This is a movie about the four boys, who are undocumented, from Carl Hayden High School who entered an underwater robot competition against M.I.T. students.
The actual competition was in 2005 at the national underwater robot contest. The kids, highschoolers, were all from Phoenix and since then have received various donations to get them to college.
The actual kids this is based on are:
- Oscar Vazquez who went to ASU
- Cristian Arcega who also went to ASU but dropped out to be a machinest
- Luis Aranda went to culinary school
- Lorenzo Santillan went to community college in Phoenix
Extras casting call on Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Saturday, Sept. 28
Far Horizon Studio, 304 Washington St. SE
between 10 am and 2 pm.
“La Vida Robot” will begin filming shortly and will film in the Albuquerque area in October and November of 2013.