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Disney’s ‘Alexander’ Reboot Adds Paulina Chávez & Rose Portillo

The family just keeps on growing for Disney’s upcoming Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day reboot.

According to Deadline, the film has added two new names. Paulina Chávez (Fate: The Winx Saga) and Rose Portillo (The Exorcist II) have joined previously announced cast members Eva Longoria, George Lopez, and Jesse Garcia.

The site states that Chávez will play Mia Garcia, the 16-year-old sister of the titular Alexander. She’s described as independent-minded, intelligent, and an eye-rolling teen.

Portillo will play Lidia Garcia, the family’s Matriarch.

Jesse Garcia and Eva Longoria will play the yet-to-be-cast Alexander’s parents.

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Casting is ramping up as the film prepares to shoot later this month in New Mexico.

The premise is as follows:

“11 year old Alexander Garcia thinks he has the worst luck in the world, and when his family–dad Henry, mom Val, grandma Lidia and siblings Mia and David–head out for a road trip to the desert parks of California, he’s pretty sure that, statistically speaking, disaster waits around every corner. His feeling is only exacerbated when he learns to his shock that his great-grandfather, Alejandro Garcia, whom he was named after, was cursed, and burned down the very town of which he was the mayor, But though many of Alexander’s worst fears–and some he couldn’t even have imagined–come true on this trip, the Garcia family also learns valuable lessons about resilience, heritage and the simple joys of nature and family–which makes Alexander understand that maybe he’s not so cursed after all…”

Now, it’s unclear when the studio is planning to release the film, but seeing as how the film is shooting so soon there is a possibility it could be released later this year. However, that’s pure speculation. It is confirmed to be a Disney+ original though.

Based on Judith Viorst’s 1972 best-selling children’s book of the same name, the original story simply follows a young boy named Alexander and his bad day that is filled with one crisis after another. It was previously adapted as a live-action film in 2014 starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, and Donald Glover.

SOURCE: Deadline

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