Angel Locsin pulls out of Darna movie project
(philstar.com) - October 26, 2015 - 8:00am
MANILA, Philippines - Angel Locsin will no longer fly as Darna on the big screen.
 
According to a press statement sent by ABS-CBN to media outfits on Monday, the actress decided to pull out of the upcoming Darna movie to be produced by Star Cinema due to health concerns.
 
Angel developed a disc bulge in her spine after her "various rigorous training regimens for two years," the statement explained.
 
However, Angel is still set to finish her Star Cinema movie with Vilma Santos.
 
The complete statement reads:
 
It is with deep regret that we announce that ABS-CBN, Star Cinema, and Angel Locsin have mutually agreed that Angel will no longer do the “Darna” movie due to health reasons. Because of her passion, dedication, and commitment to the project, she underwent various rigorous training regimens for two years. Unfortunately, this led her to developing a disc bulge in her spine. This then limits her from doing strenuous activities such as stunts, liftings, and the usage of harness, all of which will be required of her for the action scenes in the film. Aside from that, she will need to undergo rehabilitation and treatment.
 
And so while we have envisioned her to do the iconic Filipino heroine, Angel’s health and safety are both our primary concern. Hence, the decision.
 
Fans need not worry. They can still look forward to seeing her in a movie that she is currently shooting with Vilma Santos. Angel’s physical condition does not prevent her from finishing the said project.
 
Again, we sincerely thank Angel for her hard work and pray for her recovery.
 
It was in 2013 when Star Cinema head Malou Santos revealed that Angel will play the iconic Pinoy superhero in an upcoming movie. 
 
Angel first played Darna in a GMA-7 TV series in 2005. - Chuck Smith

ANGEL ANGEL LOCSIN CHUCK SMITH DARNA DIV MALOU SANTOS MOVIE NBSP PINOY STAR CINEMA VILMA SANTOS
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