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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 4, 2017

Sarah Geronimo About To Finish Movie With John Lloyd Cruz, 'Finally Found Someone', Then Will Be Start Remake Of Korean Hit, 'Miss Granny'

SARAH GERONIMO is currently doing a movie with John Lloyd Cruz whose original title was “Dear Future Husband”. Heard they’ve replaced it after the movie directed by Ted Boborol (of “Vince Kath & James”) had to have several scenes reshot, allegedly for improvement. The new title, according to the grapevine, will be “Finally Found Someone”.

But aside from this, Sarah will be doing another movie for her own home studio, Viva Films. This will be a remake of a Korean film which is a worldwide hit. This is about a grandmother in her 70s who magically gets young again and fulfills her earlier dream of being a singer. The scuttlebutt is that she might be paired with James Reid, who’s about four years younger than her in real life, just like her boyfriend Matteo Guidicelli who’s also younger than her.

The material about an old woman regaining her youth is not new in local films. We had a movie like this before in the 50s, “Lola Cinderella”, made by Sampaguita Pictures and starring the late Lolita Rodriguez as a grandma who, by some magical twist of fate, becomes young again. She was then paired with her real life husband, the late Eddie Arenas.

This was such a big hit, so it was remade by Amalia Fuentes under her own company, AM Productions in the mid-60s, as “Ang Mahiwagang Pag-ibig ni Lola Cinderella”, with the late Nestor de Villa of LVN Pictures as the leading man in his first team up with Amalia who’s originally from Sampaguita Pictures. Here’s hoping Sarah’s millennial version will be similarly successful for today’s audiences.