JC Santos, Bela Padilla and 100 poems for Stella

By Michelle Joy L. Padayhag |August 13,2017 - 08:47 PM

Bela Padilla and JC Santos in a scene from “100 Tula Para Kay Stella”

KAPAMILYA stars Bela Padilla and JC Santos are paired for the first time in “100 Tula Para Kay Stella,” one of the official entries of “Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino” (PPP) which will hit Philippine cinemas from August 16 to 22.

The story is about lovestruck Fidel (Santos) who writes 100 poems for his college crush, Stella played by Padilla.

Santos posted on his Instagram account (@j.c.santos), “Makikilala niyo na ang mga sundalo ng pag-ibig sa #100TulaParaKayStella! Mula sa direksyon ni Jason Paul Laxamana! Opens August 16 in Cinemas nationwide!”

Another Instagram post by Santos reads: “What if naging best friend mo yung crush mo? Sasabihin mo ba?#100TulaParaKayStella.”

”100 Tula Para Kay Stella” is the first big-screen lead role of Santos, a theater actor, after he became part of the 2016 primetime soap, “Til I Met You” topbilled by popular loveteam and real-life sweethearts James Reid and Nadine Lustre.

Viva Films’ Facebook page which posted the official trailer of the movie stated, “Sapat ba ang isang daang tula para paibigin ang isang tao? Alamin ang kwento nina Fidel at Stella sa #100TulaParaKayStella!”

The story was written and directed by Jason Paul Laxamana under Viva Films. The official page also announced that VRJ books will be publishing the novel.

The film has been given a PG rating by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

After being a Kapuso for about five years, Padilla returned to ABS-CBN in 2015 and became one of the leading ladies of Coco Martin in the top-rating series “Ang Probinsyano” as well as one of the lead stars of the primetime soap “My Dear Heart” opposite Zanjoe Marudo.

She also starred in the movie “Luck at First Sight” with Jericho Rosales released this year as well as 2016’s “Camp Sawi” which co-starred Arci Munoz, Andi Eigenmann and Yassi Pressman.

Other official entries for PPP 2017 are: “Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B” (starred by Ryza Cenon, Martin del Rosario and Vangie Labalan, and directed by Prime Cruz), “AWOL” (starred by Gerald Anderson and directed by Enzo Williams), “Bar Boys” (starred by Rocco Nacino, Carlo Aquino, Enzo Pineda and Kean Cipriano, and directed by Kip Oebanda), “Birdshot” (starred by John Arcilla, Ku Aquino, Arnold Reyes and Mary Joy Apostol, and directed by Mikhael Red), “Hamog” (starred by Zaijan Jaranilla, Teri Malvar, Sam Quintania and Bor Lentejas, and directed by Ralston Jover), “Paglipay” (starred by Garry Cabalic and directed by Zig Madamba Dulay), “Patay na si Hesus” (starred by Jaclyn Jose, Melde
Montañez and Chai Fonacier and directed by Victor Villanueva), “Pauwi na” (starred by Bembol Roco, Cherry Pie Picache, Meryll Soriano, Jerald Napoles and Chai Fonacier, and directed by Paolo Villaluna), “Salvage” (starred by Jessy Mendiola, JC de Vera and Karl Medina, directed by Sherad Sanchez), “Star na si Van Damme Stallone” (starred by Candy Pangilinan, Paolo Pingol and Acey Aguilar, and directed by Randolph Longjas) and “Triptiko” (starred by Albie Casiño, Joseph Marco, Kean Cipriano and Kylie Padilla, and directed by Miguel Franco Michelena).

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