The phenomenal and proven TV and big screen blockbuster tandem of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla will surely make their fans as well as the Filipino moviegoers who love to watch romantic flicks; fall in love with their characters in ‘She’s Dating the Gangster’.
Bernardo plays dual roles as Athena and Kelay so as Padilla as Kenji and Kenneth, respectively.
‘She’s Dating the Gangster’ is a film adaptation on a Filipino novel of the same title, which had sold 70,000 paperback copies and an online hit of 60,000 readership on wattpad.
The film revolves around the ‘unfinished business’ of Athena and Kenji intertwined with the ‘unlikely couple’ of Kelay and Kenneth. Its main premise is that ‘love knows no boundaries as it transcends through time’. Screenwriters Carmi Raymundo and Charlene Bernardo wrote its adaptation with the permission and consultation of the book author—Bianca Bernardino.
To assure of its commercial value and quality, the box-office director Cathy Garcia-Molina was tasked to direct the said film.
According to Garcia-Molina, “Whatever changes or adjustments we did in this film adaptation—we had the blessings and close consultation with Ms. Bernardino.
“Stories adapted from books or novels have to undergo changes in order to be palatable to the moviegoers and our intended market of the film.”
Cast members include Khalil Ramos, Sofia Andres, Pamu Pamurada, Marco Gumabao, John Uy, Alex Diaz, Igi Boy-Flores, and Yana Asistio. Award-winning and veteran stars—Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta have special roles as well.
‘She’s Dating the Gangster’ marks KathNiel’s fifth film since their triumphant crossover to the silver screen via the 2012’s ‘24/7 in Love’. The film is also part of Star Cinema’s ongoing 20th anniversary celebration and is set to open on Wednesday, July 16 in theaters nationwide.
View full trailer below.