Fans are wildly anticipating the coming-of-age film starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, but there are two other films starring phenomenal tandems fans are more excited about.
Just recently, ’90s sweetheart Dawn Zulueta and Richard Gomez and the previous decades’ most revered tandem, Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III, have announced that fans will soon see their respective love team back on the silver screen.
Since Hihintayin Kita sa Langit by Carlitos Siguion-Reyna, Dawn and Richard’s onscreen team-up has developed into real life romance that lasted for a while. Now capitalizing on the success of the now defunct primetime series Walang Hanggan, the former flames are starring in movie to be produced by Star Cinema.
The yet to be titled movie’s screenplay is penned by Ricky Lee, who will put a twist to a family-themed drama about a husband and a wife trying to save their marriage. Principal photography is set to begin this month.
On the other hand, Noranians are overjoyed when their idol and screen sweetheart in the ‘70s, Tirso Cruz III will finally be in another project. Supporters once screen couple are delighted because, even after several delays, Nora and Tirso have decided to sign up for a TV project.
Late last month, the sexagenarian actors have been busy their reunion, When I Fall In Love. Though the title sounds a little cheesy for the already grandparents Nora and Tirso, Joel Lamangan promises to bring out the best in both thespians. In the story, Nora plays wife to Tirso who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
Up to this day, nothing has ever come close to the popularity and influence of the Guy and Pip tandem. As a matter of fact, new generation team-ups are still patterned after the Guy and Pip tandem.
Julia’s launching series
Promising star Julia Barretto was supposed to reprise the role that endeared Gloria Romero to the moviegoers in 1953 but ABS-CBN decided not push through with the project, which would also be the teen actress’s launching television series.
Early this year, the Kapamilya Network revealed a lineup of the upcoming series that would hit the boob tube in 2013. Among them was the small screen adaptation of the classic movie Cofradia. In the story, the antagonist is a dark-skinned girl and the butt of jokes in her community. Her life begins to have a complete turn when she gets hold of a magic candle that changes her complexion.
But rumors have it that the network decided to scrap the TV project altogether because of numerous comments it received from the online community. Netizens believed that the series will be verging towards racism and that it might send a message that real beauty can only be found in people with fair complexion. Additionally they were bothered that the show might affect the self-esteem of young Filipino women since majority of them are not blessed with fair skin.
Addressing the matter, a replacement show is now being conceptualized for the Star Magic talent. But then again, the opportunity in this issue lies not on how the story will be presented but on how the viewers would react.
Cofradia is a story loved by the previous generations (it was a box-office hit in 1953, it revived in 1973). People then didn’t react since they knew it was a work of fiction and there’s more to the story than Cofradia’s skin color. Sure, Cofradia is not the only movie or series that follows the same storyline. It’s easy to assume that people are just over reacting.