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Filming of ‘Hot Water’ begins this week in Havasu

September 25, 2018

Filming of the movie “Hot Water” is scheduled to continue today in Lake Havasu City. The movie’s cast includes comedian Jon Lovitz.

“Hot Water” is a long-planned project by Hollywood stuntman and former professional PWC racer Larry Rippenkroeger. Filming will take place amid the backdrop of this week’s International Jet Sports Boating Association’s World Finals. Production started Monday and is scheduled to continue through October.

Rippenkroeger has described his film as an action-comedy, with elements of “The Fast and the Furious” combined with the humor of “Lethal Weapon.”

The script is expected to have a PG-13 rating, he said. “Hot Water” has been building to a slow boil since 2010, when production was scheduled to begin. Those efforts were delayed until this year. The film’s cast will be led by Trevor Donovan, of 2009’s “90210” television remake; and comedy veteran Vanessa Angel, of 1996’s “Kingpin.”

IJSBA officials said extras are needed to fill out a crowd scene being shot downtown on Saturday and Sunday.

According to an IJSBA news release “everyone is invited to bring your pop up tents, trailers, all types of watercraft and yourselves to be part of pit area scenes that will be shot in a park in downtown Lake Havasu.”

Extras are also needed in coming weeks for a scene at Kokomo on Oct. 2, and at an event tent on Oct. 3. For information on those scenes, contact Rippenkroeger at info@hotwatermovie.com.

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