Eva Longoria and George Lopez Join New Disney+ Adaptation of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a second adaptation from Disney of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day has cast Eva Longoria and George Lopez.

What’s Happening:

  • Longoria and Lopez will star in the new Latino-centric adaptation of the best-selling children’s book by Judith Viorst.
  • Marvin Lemus, the co-creator and showrunner of Gentefied, a bilingual series that ran for two seasons on Netflix, will direct the feature for Disney+.
  • It is being produced by Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and The Jim Henson Company.
  • This new version follows a Mexican American family who have recently lost their connection to each other and their roots, as they embark on an epic road trip that immediately goes hilariously wrong.
  • Longoria will play Alexander’s mother, a travel writer who has lost her passion for work, while Lopez has been cast as the family’s grandfather, a tough biker.
  • The script was written by Matt Lopez (Father of the Bride).
  • Production is set to start in the spring in New Mexico.
  • Levy, Dan Levine and Lisa Henson produced the 2014 Disney film that first adapted the book. The trio are back as producers, joined with time by 21 Laps’ Dan Cohen.
  • Emily Morris will executive produce, with Blanca Lista also overseeing for Henson.
Sign up for Disney+ or the Disney Streaming Bundle (Disney+, ESPN+, and ad-supported Hulu) now