Cesar Montano replaces Robin Padilla in 'Nilalang' with Maria Ozawa
MANILA, Philippines – Cesar Montano is all set to replace Robin Padilla in the starring role opposite former adult film star Maria Ozawa in Nilalang, an entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). (READ: 8 entries revealed: MMFF 2015 movie lineup)
Robin earlier pulled out of the film in order to take care of his wife Mariel Rodriguez, who was going through a delicate pregnancy, following a miscarriage months earlier. Days later, it was announced that Mariel later lost her triplets in another miscarriage.
When Robin first left the project, Maria called Robin "unprofessional" for backing out of the film, but Robin later said that he personally apologized for choosing not to continue. He also asked fans to stop criticizing Maria.
Maria, Cesar, and co-star Meg Imperial have been posting photos using the hashtag #nilalang. Maria is currently in Manila shooting the film. (READ: Maria Ozawa on PH showbiz career, leaving the porn industry)
According to an older press release, Nilalang "tackles the underbelly of corrupt Philippine cops with the 'yakuza' and its links to a centuries’ old curse that may be responsible for the spate of serial killings happening in Manila."
Let's take a look at some of the pictures.