MANILA, Nov 2 (Mabuhay) — FRESH from the box-office success of “Heneral Luna,” its producers Fernando Ortigas and Eduardo Rocha of Artikulo Uno Productions announced another big screen project.
Rocha and Ortigas revealed that their next project will be the life story of Gregorio del Pilar.
They confirmed that Kapamilya actor Paulo Avelino will take on the role, which he first portrayed in “Heneral Luna”.
Avelino said he is grateful to be chosen for the project and promised to give his all in the movie.
The actor added that he did not know yet who his co-actors will be or when the movie will be released.
“I’m very excited but as our producer said earlier, it is still in the works. They’re still doing proper research now and they’re really preparing for it. I’m excited to start shooting.”
The actor believed this is one of his biggest challenges in show business as based from his experience in “Heneral Luna,” it was not easy to play someone who left a big impact on the lives of many.
“Nabuhay kasi itong tao na ipo-portray ko at parte din siya ng kasaysayan natin kaya magiging challenge siya sa akin. Andoon na lagi ang kaba. Sana lang talaga suportahan nila,” he said.
Avelino is hopeful that the upcoming project will get the same response just like of “Heneral Luna.”
“Sana yung mga tao na sumuporta sa Heneral Luna ay ganun din ang ibigay sa susunod na pelikula ng Artikulo Uno, sa Gregorio del Pilar. Sana hindi lang mapantayan yung suporta sa Heneral Luna, sana malampasan pa.”
“Heneral Luna” director Jerrold Tarog will also take the helm of the upcoming Gregorio del Pilar movie. (MNS)