MMFF 2019 first four official entries bared


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MANILA, Philippines – Halfway through the year, the local movie industry is now preparing for the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) this coming December.
MMFF 2019 first four official entries bared

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and MMFF chairman Danilo Lim already announced on Wednesday the first four official entries that were chosen to be part of this year's festival.

Here are the MMFF 2019 first four official entries:

  • Kris Aquino and Derek Ramsey for the movie "Kampon"
  • Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis for "Momalland"
  • Vic Sotto and Maine Mendoza for the film “Mission Unstoppable”
  • Aga Muhlach and Nadine Lustre “Miracle in Cell No. 7”

MMFF 2019 first four official entries bared
Derek Ramsey was Kris Aquino's leading man in 2015 | Photo Courtesy: ABS-CBN

For Kris Aquino and Derek Ramsey, this will be their reunion movie as they already paired for "All You Need is Pag-ibig" back in 2015. The film was also a MMFF entry under the direction of Antoinette Jadaone.

Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis will team up for the first time in a movie
Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis will team up for the first time in a movie | Photo Courtesy: ABS-CBN

For real-life besties, Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis, this will be the first time they will be working on a movie together. Anne admitted feeling a bit nervous because the genre of their movie will be comedy.

She said, "Kinakabahan nga ako kasi if you look at the films I did last year, I did a lot of serious films, so it's gonna be a different genre for me. Comedy ito, so kinakabahan ako."

Anne top billed the 2018 MMFF entry, "Aurora." The horror film was directed by Yam Laranas and was awarded as "2nd Best Picture."

Vice's 2018 MMFF entry "Fantastica” broke records and was hailed as the highest grossing MMFF entry of the It’s Showtime host.

Vic Sotto and Maine Mendoza are back for another MMFF entry. Last year, the two starred alongside Coco Martin for "Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles." The film was awarded, "Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award", "Best Editing," and "Best Float."

MMFF 2019 first four official entries bared
Aga Muhlach and Nadine Lustre to do a local adaptation of the movie "Miracle in Cell No. 7" | Photo Courtesy: Instagram/ Viva Artist Agency

Nadine Lustre and Aga Muhlach will star as the popular father-daughter duo who made millions of people all over the world weep. They will star in the local adaptation of the 2013 South Korean comedy drama, "Miracle in Cell No. 7." The movie was such a hit worldwide that it was named the fifth highest grossing Korean film of all time.

Four more entries are yet to be announced.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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