PHOENIX — "Hot Water," an action-comedy filmed in Lake Havasu, is skipping the movie theater and heading straight to a TV near you!
The movie was originally set to go to the big screen, but due to the stay-at-home order, the moviemakers are giving viewers early access to watch the film on its website starting Thursday.
The movie is based on a racer in the International Jet Sports Boating Association world finals, which takes place every year in Lake Havasu.
Larry Rippenkroeger, a champion jet skier and former stuntman, is the creator and director. His inspiration for the movie came from real-life experiences while he was a competitor.
The film’s actors include Scottsdale native Max Adler, Glenn McCuen, Trevor Donovan, Michael Papajohn and Vanessa Angel.
"Hot Water" costs $11.99 to rent on hotwatermovie.com. The movie is expected to be available for rent and purchase on streaming services such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and cable “On Demand” later this summer.
Watch the movie trailer here:
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