The newly titled film, “Spare Parts” tells the true story of a group of undocumented Mexican-American teenagers in Phoenix who compete against MIT in a National Underwater Robotics Competition with nothing but spare parts, a dream and drive, led by their teacher played by Marisa Tomei.
Filmed right here in New Mexico as, “La Vida Robot” the film also stars George Lopez as the instructor supervising the students, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos PenaVega, Alexa PenaVega, New Mexico’s own Steven Michael and loads of talented New Mexico supporting cast & crew!
Check it out in theaters on January 16.
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The last word from George Lopez regarding his upcoming projects came in April via Twitter, where the actor said, “la Vida robot !! Is moving !” In June Production Weekly tweeted of Lopez that his “FX series SAINT GEORGE begins shooting mid-August and plans to follow with Sean McNamara’s feature LA VIDA ROBOT”.
Now our sources are reporting that the actor is indeed set to star in and co-produce La Vida Robot, right here in New Mexico. Lopez has previously worked in the New Mexico films, Swing Vote and The Spy Next Door.
La Vida Robot centers on a group of Latino high school students who compete in the National Underwater Robotics competition despite the fact that they are undocumented.
Disney television series director, Sean McNamara (That’s so Raven, Shake it Up!, Sonny With a Chance, Jonas, Jessie) will direct the movie as written by Elissa Matsueda. Brookwell-McNamara, the family entertainment production company behind Soul Surfer, is scheduled to bring the production to New Mexico in the Fall of 2013.