Coming from its huge success as digital BL (Boys’ Love) series in 2020, Hello Stranger, top-billed by Tony Labrusca and JC Alcantara, returns this Feb. 12 as a full-length feature film.
Produced by ABS-CBN Films - Black Sheep, Hello Stranger: The Movie is the first-ever BL movie to be offered on a Valentine season by the Philippines’ biggest motion picture company.
In the film—this time helmed by Dwein Ruedas Baltazar — Xavier (Tony Labrusca) and Mico (JC Alcantara), otherwise known as “XavMi,” take the virtual kilig into the real world, through a writing camp.
While they, along with extra push from their enabling friends, navigate their young and innocent love in a romantic beach resort, new characters will threaten their relationship with crazy shenanigans and quirky stunts.
It should be noted that the eight-part digital series, which serves as the start of Xavier and Mico’s love story, ran from June 24 to Aug. 19 last year, garnering over a million views each episode released on Black Sheep’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel making it the most-watched Filipino BL series.
Hello Stranger: The Movie also marks the reunion project of Baltazar with Black Sheep following the award-winning 2018 film Oda Sa Wala. In the same year, she also wrote the screenplay of the hit movie, Exes Baggage, and in 2019, she co-wrote Open.
Still part of Hello Stranger: The Movie are Vivoree, Gillian Vicencio, Patrick Quiroz, and Miguel Almendras. Joining them in the film are Jin Macapagal, Jae Miranda, and Markus Paterson.
Hello Stranger: The Movie streams worldwide via the following platforms: KTX.ph, iWant TFC, and TFC IPTV, Sky Cable pay-per-view, and Cignal pay-per-view. Distributed by Cinexpress, tickets are available at an early bird price of P150.00 until Feb. 11, and P200.00 on Feb. 12 onwards.
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