Megastar Sharon Cuneta will not only play a vital role in her anticipated Hollywood film The Mango Bride but she has also decided to co-produce it.
“I wanted to do The Mango Bride because it’s the best way to connect to a global audience by putting some of the best Filipino talents and stories together to tell an emotional and uplifting story like this. I have long been a fan of Marivi Soliven’s writing, from Suddenly Stateside, her collection of light essays about living in the U.S., to The Mango Bride. She captures the Filipino migrant and Filipino American experience skilfully.” Cuneta disclosed in an interview with Variety.
The film is adapted from the acclaimed novel of the same name which bagged the grand prize in the 2011 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards. It was written by US-based Filipina author Marivi Soliven. The novel’s plot follows the contrasting lives of two Filipino women, Beverly and Amparo, who migrated to the United States, where they learn how their realities and experiences seem to bear a connection.
The actress has been confirmed to work with Filipino-Canadian director Martin Edralin, who won a Special Jury Prize for Breakthrough Performance in the Southwest Film Festival for his debut movie Island in 2021. Moreover, Babae at Baril director Rae Red will also be participating as she is set to write the screenplay for The Mango Bride.
Cuneta first divulged that she will star in The Mango Bride on her Instagram account where she captioned the post with: “Surprise! Hollywood, here come the Pinoys! Please pray for this project to succeed. My prayer is that it is able to open doors for all of us in the industry — finally!”
The Mango Bride is anticipated to begin with production in late 2022. The film is set to be produced by 108 Media, with BOLD MP as its executive producer.
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