Global streaming company Netflix has added the Filipino action flick “Maria” to its line-up.
The action movie stars Cristine Reyes cast for the first time in her career as this strong, powerful woman. She did her own action scenes and was widely praised for showcasing traditional Pinoy martial arts.
Maria is a woman with a dark, violent past as cartel assassin, before retiring to become wife and mother. However, with her family and herself as target of a take-no-prisoners retaliation, she is forced back to her former life to save her family.
“Maria” is directed by Pedring Lopez, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Yz Carbonell and Rex Lopez.
Lopez was initially known for his work in editing and special effects and in directing music videos before moving to features. He was behind the horror film “Binhi” and the thriller “Nilalang.”
Lopez was named Best Director at the Los Angeles Philippine Film Festival and at the Festival Internacional de Cine Fantastico de Torremolinos.
Also in the cast are Ivan Padilla, KC Montero, Guji Lorenzana, Jennifer Lee, Andrea del Rosario, Cindy Miranda, Freddie Webb, and Ronnie Lazaro.
“Maria” was produced by Viva Films, BlackOps Studios Asia, and PsyOps and distributed by Viva, a Viva Communications, Inc. company.