Oct 21
MR. WONG, HOTOTAY WITHDRAWN FROM MMFF-P by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Fri, Oct 21, 2011

Two films, Mr. Wong, a Robin Padilla starrer, and Hototay, which were selected among the eight official entries to the 2011 Metropoitan Manila Film Festival-Philippines, have been withdrawn.

Robin Padilla made the announcement for Mr. Wong during a press conference held last Thursday while Mother Lily Monteverde announced Hototay’s backing out. However, official letters informing the executive committee of the MMFF-P about the twin decisions have not been forwarded as of this date.

Mr. Wong should have been directed by Trina Dayrit and Richie del Carmen, with Angelica Panganiban as Robin’s co-star, while Hototay would have been directed by Joel Lamangan for Regal Entertainment Inc. and SMDC, starring John Lapus, Ruffa Gutierrez, Andi Eigenmann, Lovi Poe and Melai Cantiveros

Film industry sources said that there is a possibility that Kingpin (The Untold Story of Asiong Salonga) will occupy one of the slots to be vacated. Kingpin stars Laguna Gov. Jeorge Estregan in a SCENEMA Concept International production as directed by Tikoy Aguiluz.

On June 17 this year, the MMFF-P screening committee announced the eight official entries to the 2011 Metropolitan Manila Film Festival (Philippines), based on submitted scripts. The selected entries included Mr. Wong and the following films:

Enteng ng Ina Mo of ABS-CBN Films, M-Zet Productions, APT Productions and OctoArts Films, directed by Tony Y. Reyes, starring Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai de las Alas

My House Husband of OctoArts Films, directed by Joey Javier Reyes, starring Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos

Panday 2 of Imus Productions and GMA Films, directed by Mac Alejandre, starring Bong Revilla, Phillip Salvador, Marian Rivera and Iza Calzado

Segunda Mano of MJM Production, starring Kris Aquino and Dingdong Dantes

Shake, Rattle & Roll 13 of Regal Entertainment Inc., directed by Chris Martinez (Lunod), Richard Somes (Tamawa) and Jerrold Tarog (Parola), starring Paolo Avelino, Albie Casino, Eugene Domingo, Kathryn Bernardo, Maricar Reyes and Lovi Poe

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow of Studio 5, directed by Rodolfo ‘Jun’ Lana Jr., starring Dennis Trillo, Heart Evangelista, Carla Abellana and Ritz Azur

On June 24, the producers of the final entries are required to post a P500,000 bond which will be forfeited if they failed to complete their film projects chosen for the December festival.


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