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Olivia Lamasan says John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo movie pushing through in 2021

Alexa Villano

IN THE WORKS. Director Olivia Lamasan says they are set to work on the reunion movie of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo.

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The movie is set to start pre-production in the first quarter of 2021

The reunion film starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo is pushing through this year, according to ABS-CBN managing director Olivia Lamasan.

Tuloy pa din tayo iyan. Right now, tuloy pa rin yung creative development under Carmi Raymundo,” Lamasan said during a digital press conference to promote the movie Hello Stranger, Wednesday, January 27.

(It’s pushing through. Right now, creative development is still ongoing under Carmi Raymundo.)

“This time it’s a collaboration with John Lloyd himself and Bea. So that’s what is happening so tuloy yang project na iyan (the project is pushing through). That’s one of the big projects we have,” she said.

Lamasan shared that Cruz’s creativity has grown since he took a leave from showbiz.

“The many experiences plus talagang ‘yung innate intelligence naman ni Lloydie diba, parang umusbong yung kanyang creativity (His experiences plus Lloydie’s innate intelligence, his creativity has grown so much). With everything that he has been doing and he has truly matured as a person and as a creative person,” she said.

“So it’s exciting that he together with Bea who has gone through the same journey, collaborate in the project they are going to do. It’s something that excites us, it’s something that excites the writer Carmi Raymundo, likewise the director Cathy Garcia-Molina.”

“So hinihintay ko na lang mabasa dahil ako ay excited na excited as project na iyan. Tandaan ninyo,ang John Lloyd-Bea ay nagsimula sa akin sa ‘Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay,’” she said, referring to the teleserye that launched their tandem in 2002, which was also directed by Laurenti Dyogi.

(So I am just waiting to read the script because I am very excited about that project. And remember, the John Lloyd-Bea tandem first started with me in Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay.)

Lamasan said the project is set to begin pre-production in the first quarter of 2021 after it was pushed back due to the pandemic.

The movie was first announced along with several projects during the Liwanag at Ligaya Christmas special in December.

The John Lloyd and Bea tandem is one of ABS-CBN’s most successful love teams. They went on to star in several TV series such as It Might Be You, Maging Sino Ka Man, and films such as One More Chance, A Second Chance, and The Mistress. –

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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.