Carlo Aquino has a new leading lady.
After reuniting with his real-life ex-girlfriend Angelica Panganiban in “Exes Baggage,” Carlo is teaming up with actress Nadine Lustre for the coming movie “Ulan.”
He himself confirmed his involvement in the Viva Entertainment project, posting a behind-the-scene photo on his Instagram account. It shows them standing in the rain in what seems to be a jeepney stop in the University of the Philippines Diliman.
“Munting palaruan noong aking kabataan,” he wrote as caption.
Several reports claimed the film is on self-love and self-acceptance. Xian Lim, Marco Gumabao, and AJ Muhlach are said to be part of the cast.
This is Nadine’s first romance movie without her real-and reel-life partner James Reid. In a previous interview, she denied she is having separation anxiety working apart from him.
According to Nadine, it was a “new stepping stone” for her and she wants to see if she can do it without James.
“Ulan” is directed by Irene Villamor, the woman behind “Sid And Aya” and “Camp Sawi.”
Meanwhile, the director recently came into defense of Nadine after a naysayer online called her “flop queen.”
“The world is already full of hate that any ill wish to anyone should be treated back with kindness. With an understanding of the soul. And not with apathy to the human condition. Spread love my dear. Let us not add to the drudgery and that is for everyone too. I thank you, my first response and last,” she wrote.
No premiere date has been announced for “Ulan” just yet.
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