If you think Coco Martin and Marian Rivera’s team up for Regal will make it to the big screen before a Kapamilya and Kapuso star pair up again after One More Try, then think again! That’s because in the Vilma Santos starrer Ekstra also translated as The Bit Player, rival tv network stars Piolo Pascual and Marian Rivera are going to team up for the very first time as big teleserye stars of the mockup drama series ‘Nauna Kang Naging Akin Book 2‘.
Piolo Pascual plays the role of Brando, a farmer’s son who fell in love with Belinda (Marian Rivera), the filthy rich daughter of the owners of the farm. According to Atty. Joji Alonso, “Una Kang Naging Akin Book 2” will feature a Romeo and Juliet affair with a twist. Other cast includes Tom Rodriguez as Rafael the fiance of Belinda, Cherie Gil as Dona Beatriz the snooty mother of Belinda, Pilar Pilapil as Amanda the mortal enemy of Beatriz and Olive Isidro as Donya Sandra, Rafael’s mother. For the tv crew, actor Nico Antonio will play as the production gaffer of the series while the director of the multi-awarded Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank is also set to appear as the director of Una Kang Naging Akin Book 2.
Let’s not forget that the real star of the movie ‘Ekstra’ is Ms. Vilma Santos. The way I see it, this is going to be a funny film. I bet they are going to do a parody of pinoy telersyes on this one and I can’t wait to laugh on the cliches they will poke fun at ‘Nauna Kang Naging Akin Book 2’. Of course, there’s the socio-realist drama with the Star of All Season as the bit player.
If you notice too, the whole movie is given a mainstream treatment with the line up of actors billed on the first Cinemalaya film with such great possibility of having a ‘phenomenal’ box office success. Ekstra The Bit Player is directed by the Jeffrey Jeturian (Kubrador, Be Careful With My Heart). As usual, Star Cinema would love to distribute this film. Hahaha
Are you excited to see a Piolo Pascual and Marian Rivera movie?