Actors Eva Longoria and George Lopez are persevering with to amplify tales from and in regards to the Latinx neighborhood. This week, it was confirmed that the longtime pals would star in Alexander and the Horrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Dangerous Day, the second movie adaptation of the beloved youngsters’s guide of the identical identify by Judith Viorst—however with a Latinx twist. This model will characteristic Latinx expertise behind and in entrance of the digicam, particularly following a Mexican American household “who’ve lately misplaced their connection to one another and their roots, as they embark on an epic highway journey that instantly goes hilariously unsuitable,” in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter. That is the second time Disney is adapting the beloved guide after the 2014 movie of the identical identify starring Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell. Apart from co-hosting award exhibits, the movie marks the primary time that Longoria and Lopez will seem collectively on the large display screen. The movie might be directed by Marvin Lemus, co-creator and showrunner of the hit Netflix present Gentefied, in his directorial debut. The script was written by screenwriter Matt Lopez, who beforehand wrote the Latinx remake of The Father of the Bride starring Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan.
“Thrilled and honored for these legends to convey this script to life,” George Lopez wrote in an Instagram story saying the movie.
“I’m fulfilling my lifelong dream of directing a characteristic,” Lemus wrote in an Instagram publish sharing the information. “And never solely will my directorial debut be a freaking DISNEY film, it can star two ICONS…This guide was one in every of my favorites. It was one of many few that centered a grumpy little boy who wished to complain about every part. It was a easy message. Typically you’ve got unhealthy days. And it helped validate that feeling in a world that wished you to be peppy and pleased on a regular basis. Anyone that is aware of me is aware of how obsessed I’m with Disney films, Pixar, and the magic of cinema. Motion pictures saved my life rising up by giving me an escape and fueling my creativeness so I may get via some arduous occasions. I’m making this film to honor the little brown boy in Bakersfield who desperately wanted to see a household that seemed like his on display screen grappling with the curses handed down in his household. And finally remind him these curses are actually items. I’m excited for this journey and I really can’t anticipate y’all to see what we’re cooking up. #sisepudo #netflixwho”
Lopez, who performs the household’s grandfather within the movie, will subsequent be seen within the DC superhero movie Blue Beetle and a brand new comedy for NBC, Lopez vs. Lopez, which he’ll star in alongside his real-life daughter Mayan. Longoria will play Alexander’s mom and a journey author. She is presently additionally at work on Land Of Girls, a restricted sequence for Apple TV+ and the tv adaptation of The Home of the Spirits primarily based on the guide by Isabel Allende for Hulu.
“It’s actually an honor to convey one in every of Isabel Allende’s iconic works to the display screen for audiences worldwide alongside FilmNation, Francisca, and Fernanda,” Longoria beforehand stated in a press release. “This can be a story wealthy in themes of household, love, and magic. I’m excited to indicate the world the wonder, creativity, and masterclass expertise that our neighborhood continues to provide.”
No launch date has been introduced however Alexander and the Horrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Dangerous Day is about to start manufacturing in New Mexico subsequent spring and might be obtainable to stream on Disney+.