Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dingdong Dantes, Bea Alonzo Pair Up In 'She's The One'

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Star Cinema brings together an exciting new screen pairing  in “She’s The One.”

The movie, which opens this November in key areas in the Middle East via PayPerView on TFC and TFC at the Movies, features the biggest stars of their generation: two-time Best Actor winner Dingdong Dantes, box office queen Bea Alonzo plus “The Next Ultimate Leading Man” Enrique Gil.  Dantes, Alonzo and Gil have earned the respect of critics and the support of their audience individually but this is the first time they are doing a project together.

When she found out she was going to be working with Dantes, Alonzo became very excited. Dantes has worked with some of the Kapamilya network’s top leading ladies: Kris Aquino (“Segunda Mano”), Angel Locsin and Angelica Panganiban (“One More Try”), but this would be his first time to star opposite Alonzo, who is glad she was the one chosen for the project. “Matagal ko na siyang gustong makatrabaho because I’ve heard a lot of good things about him (I have heard so many things about him so I have always wanted to work with him),” says the actress.

Dantes, for his part, says working outside his home studio is always exciting. He describes the experience of working with Alonzo as “sobrang gaan (very easy to work with)” and Alonzo herself as “sobrang bait (very nice).”

It is also Dantes’ first time to try the romance genre after doing a horror movie and a heavy drama with Star Cinema. The award-winning actor had so much fun making the movie that he could not wait for the audience to see it when it opens: “I think I can speak for myself. Umpisa pa lang sobrang excited na excited na ako dito and siguro ‘yun din ang naging dahilan kung bakit nagiging maganda ‘yung resulta ng samahan namin onscreen (From the very start I have been very excited about this project and I think that resonated onscreen).

Dantes adds, “I’m so happy that I was given the chance to do this movie, and much more when I found out that I’ll be working with Bea and Enrique,” says Dantes. “I guess nandoon ‘yung excitement namin pareho ni Bea, for us to portray roles in this kind of a movie about best friends and love.”

“She’s The One” is a story about two best friends who find themselves pushed into a complicated romantic situation.  Directed by by Mae Cruz and written by the award-winning team of Vanessa Valdez (Charlene Sawit- Esguerra, Anton C. Santamaria, and Roumella Nina Monge), the film is woven around the idea of an epiphany that comes with finding the one person you cannot live without.

After giving life to some of the screen’s most iconic female characters – Basha in “One More Chance,” Lara in “And I Love You So,” Mia in “Miss You Like Crazy” and Sari in “The Mistress” – Alonzo brings viewers another memorable character in her latest film project as  Cat Aguinaldo.  Cat is a young woman who always stands by the side of her best friend Wacky (Dantes), a morning show host and serial dater who unwittingly pushes his best friend into a complicated romantic situation just to save his TV career.  By the time he realizes what he has done and confronts his own feelings, it may already be too late.

The movie has all the elements that have made Star Cinema romance movies big hits like killer lines updated for today’s social media-driven generation.  It tells of how a long-time friendship can change because of one crazy circumstance that forces two friends to reevaluate how they feel for each other in this new generation of Facebook, Twitter and viral videos.  Most importantly, “She’s the One” tells of those unexpected eureka moments when you realize that the one you have always taken for granted just might be the one.

Making this movie a potentially bigger audience draw is the addition of a second new screen tandem in Gil and Star Magic 2013 discovery and emerging ‘It Girl’ Liza Soberano, who play important roles in the movie.  Gil will play a guy smitten by Cat whose image he captures in his cel phone camera and whose attention he tries to catch with the help of Wacky.

Because of its casting and storyline, “She’s The One” is easily one of the most anticipated movies of 2013. The movie will be screened via PayPerView on TFC in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, Libya, Yemen from November 6–8 and 13-17 for only SAR 25 and via TFC at the Movies in the Middle East

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