Director Erik Matti has finally named the lead star of Regal Entertainment matriarch’s biopic film: Judy Ann Santos.
The revelation comes weeks following his announcement that the spotlight is now on Mother Lily Monteverde after producing over a hundred films for numerous directors and actors.
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In an article published on PUSH, Erik revealed some of the important details of the upcoming film during Mother Lily’s recent birthday celebration.
“Meron na kami si Judy Ann (Santos) pero may isa pang lead, parehong lead. Hindi ko pa ma-reveal kung sino pero ‘yung present day ni Mother meron na kami. Kailangan ko pa kausapin. Sana um-oo. Eh mamaya i-reveal ko ‘yung pangalan umayaw pala. ‘Yung ibang cast hindi ko pa alam ‘yung mga ‘yun. Ang importante muna ‘yung (gaganap na) totoong Mother (laughs). Ang father iniisip ko pa nga kung sino eh ‘di ba? Kasi si father 6’1,” the director shared.
According to Erik, they have been doing a lot of research as he wants to showcase the personality of Mother even if it means including some gray areas.
“Ayoko naman na parang goody goody. What makes a biopic interesting is really seeing the grayness of a character di ba? Parang tanggap naman ni Mother na matapang talaga siya na character so it’s not an issue. Pati yung mga artistang nakasalamuha niya doon. Matindi ang casting. Snooky Serna, Maricel Soriano, William Martinez, Albert Martinez, Gabby Concepcion, Christopher De Leon, Dina Bonnevie,” he related.
Shooting will start January 2020.