With the official withdrawal of Mr. Wong, a Robin Padilla starrer, and Hototay, which were earlier selected among the eight official entries to the 2011 Metropolitan Manila Film Festival-Philippines, the filmfest in December might have only seven entries.
Execom Committee sources revealed that Kingpin (The Untold Story of Asiong Salonga) will become the seventh entry. Kingpin stars Laguna Gov. Jeorge Estregan in a SCENEMA Concept International production as directed by Tikoy Aguiluz.
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
An eighth entry seems to be out of the question because the other entry which was not included in the original eight choices topbills stars already included in the selected films.
As of presstime, the official list of entries includes 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.
–Kingpin (The Untold Story of Asiong Salonga) of SCENEMA Concept International, directed by ikoy Aguiluz, starring Jeorge Estregan
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