CAN Coco Martin, Vic Sotto, and Maine Mendoza’s “Jack Em Popoy: The PulisCredibles” beat Vice Ganda’s “Fantastica” in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF)?
A story conference was held at Novotel Manila Araneta Center in Quezon City last Saturday as confirmed by Mendoza’s manager Rams David in an Instagram post.
“Masayang Pasko ito panigurado,” David captioned a photo of lead stars Sotto, Mendoza, and Martin.
This is the first time the three stars are working together in one MMFF entry.
Last year, Sotto headlined “Meant To Beh” while Martin starred in “Ang Panday,” which he also directed.
In 2015, Mendoza was part of “My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore” with Sotto, Ai-Ai delas Alas, and her AlDub partner, Alden Richards.
A video clip of the story con was shared by Coco Martin PH’s Facebook page.
“Naiisip namin na dapat meron tayong pasabog dito. Meron tayong ma-ipapakita sa kanila na hindi pa nila nakikita at hindi man lang naiisip na gagawin natin,” Martin said.
The Kapamilya actor explained they are not doing this for their own fulfillment but to make the public happy on Christmas Day.
“At hindi ko magagawa ‘yun kung hindi big budget,” Sotto said.
Young host Ryzza Mae Dizon, who is part of the film uploaded a photo on her Instagram account, with the complete cast of “Jack Em Popoy: The PulisCredibles.”
Completing the cast are Arjo Atayde, Ryza Cenon, Ronaldo Valdez, Tirso Cruz, Sebastian Benedict “Baste” Arumpac, Cherry Pie Picache, Mark Lapid, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, and Paolo Ballesteros.
Last week, Vice Ganda attended a story conference of “Fantastica.”
His leading men will be Richard Gutierrez and Dingdong Dantes.
Joining Vice Ganda are Bela Padilla, Ronnie Alonte, Chokoleit, Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) grand finalist Joven Olvio, “It’s Showtime” host Ryan Bang, Maris Racal, Loisa Andalio and Maymay Entrata.
Last year, Vice Ganda topbilled “The Revenger Squad” with Daniel Padilla and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.
The movie earned more than P500 million and is considered the festival’s highest-grossing film.
The other MMFF 2018 entries which were earlier announced by the selection committee are Yam Laranas’ “Aurora” starring Anne Curtis and “Girl in the Orange Dress” headlined by Jericho Rosales and Jessy Mendiola.
The last four entries will be announced sometime in September.