HOW nice of Vice Ganda for telling Anne Curtis that he perfectly understands if she cannot help him promote their movie, “The Mall, The Merrier,” an entry in the Metro Manila Film Festival opening nationwide starting December 25.
Anne, who is looking radiant in her recent Instagram photo, is seven months pregnant. She has promised that she will join Vice and the other members of the cast in the Parade of Stars, which will start in Taguig on Dec. 22.
“Pag nagkataon, Anne will be a sight to behold,” said an observer, “Siya ang unang buntis in recent memory na pumarada sa festival.”
Vice and Anne are also joined by Tony Labrusca, Jameson Blake, Elisse Joson and Dimples Romana.
“The Mall, The Merrier” is directed by Barry Gonzales.
Tony Labrusca will soon start shooting a new movie with JM de Guzman.
“Wala pang tiyak na genre na pelikula,” said our source. “Pero, malamang na action daw.
From the way it looks kasi, balak ng ilang producers na ibalik muli ang action films.
“I heard Senator Lito Lapid will himself produce an action films with other action stars, like Senator Bong Revilla and even Senator Manny Pacquaio.”
Senator Manny is said to be willing to finance the movie.
“Kapag natuloy, maraming mga stuntmen ang magkakatrabaho,” whispered our source.
The James Reid and Nancy McDonie project might not push through.
We wonder if it is true James now wants girlfriend Nadine Lustre to be his leading lady.
When James left Viva Films, he was to star in the fantasy movie, “Pedro Penduko.” That project fell on the lap of Matteo Guidicelli.
Nadine is said to have also left Viva, and just signed a contract with Careless Music Manila, which is James’ company.
People who have seen “Miracle in Cell No. 7” are unanimous in saying that Bela Padilla, who plays Aga Muhlach’s grownup daughter in Viva’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2019 entry, did a good job in her role.
“It is a short appearance and yet, napakagaling ni Bela. You cannot help but really admire her,” said a new far.
Bela was at the movie’s premiere last Monday at SM Megamall.
“Ang ganda talaga pala ng movie,” said the actress. “At talagang nakaka-iyak. I was crying from beginning to end. Napakagaling ni Kuya Aga. Pati na si Xia Vigor, who is my character at a young age.
“This is one of the best movies I’ve ever been with,” she continued, “Sana maraming tao ang manood, when it is shows on December 25 in theaters nationwide.
“Ako, panonoorin ko uli,” she added.
The original “Miracle in Cell No. 7’s” producer, Lee Hwan-Kyung, and director, Kim Minoki, were also at the premiere.
We asked someone a Viva insider what the reaction of the two were on the Filipino adaptation of their film.
“No kidding, but they liked it. Nanghihinayang nga daw sila na ‘di nakakasama ‘yung Korean actor who played Aga’s role. He had an important commitment daw,” said our source.
The director of the local version is Nuel Naval, from a script by Mel del Rosario.
“Miracle” also stars Joel Torre, JC Santos, John Arcilla, and Tirso Cruz III, who are also very proud of the movie.