She may have been known as the latest actress to play “Darna” on TV, but Marian Rivera steps into another super-hero role, this time on the big screen, as she essays the lead in Regal Fillms’ fantasy-comedy, “Super Inday.”

Inspired by the film of the same title originally bannered by Maricel Soriano, “Super Inday” is an official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) this December.

Regal producers Lily Monteverde and daughter Roselle Monteverde-Teo disclosed that “Super Inday” was really a project meant for Marian.

‘There was clamor from Marian’s fans for her to play ‘Super Inday’ for Regal’s festival entry,” said Mother Lily. “The original comedy film was one of the biggest box-office hits of Maricel (Soriano). We couldn’t have gotten a better actress than Marian to do another ‘Super Inday’ movie.”

Marian was immediately excited when she learned about the project, being a big fan of respected actress Maricel Soriano, who also topbilled a number of successful comedy projects.

In “Super Inday,” Marian plays a barrio lass who goes to Manila to look for her long-lost mother (Cherry Pie Picache). Inevitably, she encounters a duck who lays the golden eggs that give her super powers.

John Lapus plays a fallen angel who is sent back to earth to do good deeds in the form of a duck.

Hunk actor Jake Cuenca and comedienne Pokwang lend able support to Marian as they also get to play super-heroes in the movie. Completing the cast are Mylene Dizon, Jairus Aquino, Sheena Halili and “Panday Kids” Buboy Villar and Sabrina Man.

Directed by Mike Tuviera, “Super Inday” is part of the 50th anniversary offering of Regal this year. The big-budget fantasy-comedy is replete with special effects out to delight every viewer.

“This is an entertaining film that the whole family will enjoy,” informed Roselle. “The project was really meant for Marian. She was the only choice to do the role.”

“Super Inday” opens in theaters nationwide on December 25.

Source: Regal Films