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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jun 13, 2012

High Hopes For Anne Curtis To Have An International Career Because Of 'Blood Ransom'

ANNE CURTIS herself confirmed in Twitter that she is now shooting a movie in Hollywood, “Blood Ransom”, and this is the reason why she’s currently absent from her hosting chores in “Showtime”. The film is said to be a thriller and she co-stars with another Pinoy actress, Suzette Ranillo. The director is Fil-Am filmmaker Francis de la Torre, who previously directed Jericho Rosales in the indie film “Subject: I Love You” that was filmed in Manila.

We hate to be a wet blanket but the fans of Anne who think this will open doors for her for an international career are expecting too much. That’s what Jericho Rosales also expected after he did “Subject: I Love You”, but unfortunately, we didn’t hear about the movie anymore after it was shown at the Newport Filmfest. It has not been released even here in Manila.

Even the alleged Hollywood actors appearing with Anne are nameless: Clifton Powell and Jamie Harris. Have you heard of them at all? Mind you, we’re not putting them or the production down. We’re just being realistic.

Now, if Anne’s movie is being produced by a big Hollywood movie outfit like 20th Century Fox or Universal, that would’ve been a different story. Remember, other Asian superstars did movies in Hollywood like Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, Rain, but it’s no joke to maintain a career there. Still, we’re hoping for the best for Anne and “Blood Ransom”. We hope it’ll get wider release and more recognition than Jericho’s movie.