Starting February 24 on GMA Afternoon Prime, the newest TV series will hit the screens with three of the country’s brightest female stars to headline the remake of Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit.
Philippines’ Superstar Nora Aunor returns as Mercedes ‘Cedes’ Ignacio-Dela Cruz (no longer as Magnolia ‘Noli’ Dela Cruz vda. de Zulueta to which she breathed into the 1989 film by Elwood Perez) in the series. Portraying Aunor’s former role is Mylene Dizon as Magnolia ‘Nolie’ Dela Cruz-Santos. Meanwhile, Kapuso Breakout Star Kyline Alcantara is Margarita ‘Maggie’ Dela Cruz in this generation’s retelling of a classic story of love, persistence, and revenge.
Though different from the previous story, the very essence is still intact as envisioned by the creative director Aloy Adlawan and creative head Suzette Doctolero. The series creative consultant Kit Langit along with head writer Geng Delgado and writers Ken De Leon and Jmee Katanyag; as well as brainstormers Bylle Tabora, Milo Paz, and Jake Somera–make sure that the story will excite the afternoon viewers.
The series takes pride in its star-studded cast.
Zoren Legaspi is Anselmo, Martina (Isabel Rivas) and Ramon‘s (Dante Rivero) conceited son. He has his ways around women. He pursued Nolie for his selfish gains.
Gabby Eigenmann is the eligible bachelor Arthur, a promising entrepreneur (who has eyes for Nolie).
Ina Feleo is Margaux, the classy and self-absorbed wife of Anselmo.
Jun, the charming and carefree son Anselmo and Margaux–is portrayed by Yasser Marta. He falls for Maggie, eventually.
Also in the cast are Divina Valencia as Editha, a rich widow who crosses paths with Cedes and takes her in and Candy Pangilinan as Connie, Nolie’s confidante who sticks to her through ups-and-down.
In the series, Ricky Davao is Damian, Cedes’ calm and charitable husband. He acts as the leader of the town’s small-time grape farmers.
Taking the helm of the series is Laurice Guillen.
It was in 1999 when the British romantic-comedy film Notting Hill became a huge hit. It starred Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant as Anna Scott and William Thacker, respectively. Locally, Viva Films has an Irene Villamor film, On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets, with Bela Padilla and JC Santos as lead stars.
Villamor is the woman behind the box-office hit films like for the Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story, Meet Me in St. Gallen, and Camp Sawi.
Its story is about Jane Pineda (Padilla), a washed-up actress and former child star in rock bottom situation. She struggles to get movie roles and tries to escape from a scandal. One night, she seeks solace in alcohol as she meets Francis (Santos), a band vocalist.
Somewhere along the way, both find a spark and enjoy each other’s company. Francis, despite Jane’s predicament, he is willing to risk and give in to loving the woman who is at a loss.
Villamor’s film is JC Santos and Padilla’s third film together. Matteo Guidecelli is Ronnie in the movie. He shares the limelight with the two lead stars; he plays a famous actor who [sort of] has a ‘thing’ with Jane.
Viva Artist’s rising star Raphiel Shannon was asked to sing the movie’s soundtrack Mundo, the smash hit single back in 2018 by IV of Spades.
The romantic-drama film is set to open in cinemas on February 5.
Hyperthymesia, also known as piking or hyperthymestic syndrome, is a condition in which an individual possesses a highly superior autobiographical memory (HSAM), meaning he or she can recall the vast majority of personal experiences and events in his or her life. This is exactly the theme of Regal Entertainment Incorporated’s upcoming love story titled–Finding You with Jerome Ponce in the lead role as Nel.
Ponce is an individual who never forgets, literally and he has this rare condition called Hyperthymesia. But one day, there was this girl that challenged him because he cannot remember her. In the film, Jane Oineza is Kit, Nel’s girl best friend who helped him revisit his relationships and uncover who the mystery of the posts that starts with ‘Dear You’.
After Ponce and Oineza’s stint together in the remake of the 1986 Ricky Lee written film Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita into a TV series of the same time in 2015, this film (Finding You) is their reunion project. Both are joined by Barbie Imperial who admitted during the media conference that she’s thrilled to be in the film for it is her longest appearance with lines in a film.
The film is directed by Easy Ferrer and will be showing in cinemas on May 29.