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American actress of Puerto Rican origin Gina Rodríguez has been cast to lead the reboot of 'Spy Kids' for Netflix. Photo: Getty Images.
American actress of Puerto Rican origin Gina Rodríguez has been cast to lead the reboot of 'Spy Kids' for Netflix. Photo: Getty Images.

Gina Rodríguez and Everly Carganilla to star in 'Spy Kids' reboot

Netflix confirmed that Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Everly Carganilla and Connor Esterson have been cast in the upcoming Spy Kids movie.

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Netflix announced in April 2022 that it would produce a new version of the beloved Spy Kids saga. The film tells the story of the children of the best secret agents in the world. Unknowingly, they both help a powerful video game developer unleash a computer virus that gives him control over all technology. If they want to save their parents and the world, they must become spies, according to the plot summary.

After two months of waiting, the streaming platform finally confirmed the actresses and actors bringing the family to life.

Latin actress Gina Rodriguez, known for her work on Disomnia, Someone Great, Someone Extraordinary, and Annihilation, will be one of the leads along with singer Zachary Levi, who has worked on Shazam!, The Kurt Warner Story: American Underdog, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

They are joined by child actors Connor Esterson, who will make his debut as an actor in this production, and Everly Carganilla, who has acted in ¡Hoy Sí!, The Director; The Day After, and has a lengthy resume on small and big screen productions for someone her age.

Latino filmmaker Robert Rodriguez will direct the Spy Kids reboot, and will also be a screenwriter and producer. Rodríguez also directed the other four films in the saga.

Netflix has yet to confirm the release date of the Spy Kids reboot.

The Spy Kids Saga

The Spy Kids saga combines adventure and comedy. The first films starred the Spanish actor Antonio Banderas (as Gregorio), Ingrid Cortez (as Carla Gugino), and Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara, who played the children Carmen and Juni.

The feature film told the story of two children who discovered that their mother (Cortez) and father (Banderas) were secret spies and had disappeared. They must hatch a plan to rescue them from the villain Fegan Floop.

The first movie in the saga was released in 2001. The other three were Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, released in 2002, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over premiering in 2003 and Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, released in 2011.

The four productions grossed a total of $550 million at the box office worldwide.

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