Casting director JC Cantu, (Spy Kids, Gimme ShelterMachete) of Rising Phoenix Casting is rumored to be holding open auditions for an upcoming Lionsgate and Pantelion film starring George Lopez and Jamie Lee Curtis, called “La Vida Robot.”  We believe this is the movie based on the true story of four underachieving high schoolers who compete against MIT in a national underwater robot championship. It’s being directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer) – hubby did a pilot with him called Family Album and by all accounts he’s a very cool guy.

The audition calls for two Young Latino males, ages 14 to 20. What an amazing opportunity – this is how unknown actors are sometimes discovered.

  • One is a huge, “gentle giant” type with a football player’s build. He’s sweet on the inside, but his looks intimidate.
  • The other is a very skinny, short, nerdy type — the “smartest kid in school.”

Auditions will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, and Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at PSJA High School Theatre in San Juan.

For more information, or to get audition readings/ sides, email

WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14; Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15

Actors will be seen according to sign in sheet on a first come, first served basis.

WHERE: PSJA High School Theatre, 805 W. Ridge Road, San Juan

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Putting a face to a name, popular casting director JC Cantu.