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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.

Dec 4, 2012

Cesar Montano Directs And Stars In New Movie About Manila Mayor Fred Lim

CESAR MONTANO has started filming “The Turning Cradle: The Untold Story of Alfredo Lim”, with him directing it and also playing the title role of current Manila Mayor Fred Lim. Kapamilya actress Denise Laurel gets to play the most demanding role of her career as Cesar’s leading lady. She plays Amalia Lim, the wife of Fred.

Cesar has assembled a great cast to support them: Tirso Cruz III as Major Zosimo Maravilla, Alwyn Uytingco as Fred’s buddy cop, Kristoffer King as his rival cop, Jeffrey Tam as an undercover agent, Marc Abaya and Noni Buencamino as heads of two syndicates, Krista Miller as Marita Zaragoza, Rommel Montano as the nephew of a police general, Richard Quan as Maj. Gameng, Alvin Anson as the head of a gang, Migs Cuaderno as the young fred lime, Gloria Romero and Spanky Manikan as Fred’s grandparents, Assunta de Rossi and Gina Pareno as young and older mom of Fred. The movie is titled “Turning Cradle” as Fred as a baby was given up for adoption and put at the Hospicio de San Jose’s turning cradle at the entrance where abandoned babies are left by their moms.

“Fred’s father died when he was only a few months old and his mom wants to remarry and relocate in Baguio so she left him at the Hospicio,” explains Cesar. “Para talagang movie ang buhay ni Mayor Lim kasi may heavy drama, plenty of action, comedy, romance and even a bit of sex. It’s scheduled to be shown in February of 2013.”