Piolo Pascual: Daniel Padilla originally part of $1M 'Marawi' movie
Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - July 17, 2018 - 12:37pm

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actor and "Marawi" movie producer Piolo Pascual really wanted "Teen King" Daniel Padilla to be a part of the movie based on the Marawi siege, but the latter’s schedule would not allow him to be in the movie. 

In a recent Sun Life event held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, Piolo said he felt bad that Daniel could not make it in the movie.

“I feel bad because we really want DJ (Daniel Padilla) but he’s shooting a movie that will come out in August as well,” Piolo, star of the ABS-CBN TV series “Since I Found You,” said.

Piolo, however, said that the movie's cast remains intact. He, nonetheless, refused to name the other cast members as there are still no final cast members, though he confirmed veteran actor Robin Padilla, who co-produces the movie, will be in the film.

“Si Kuya Binoe is also in the movie as one of the leads and of course Joyce Bernal is overseeing the project,” Piolo shared.

The movie, said Piolo, has more or less a $1 million budget and they are talking with different agencies and sponsors to support them because all proceeds of the movie will go to Tindig Marawi, a movement Robin co-founded to help government rebuild the war-torn city.

“We will be doing post production abroad. It’s a war movie. It’s not cheap to do that kind of movie. We are meeting with different departments of different government agencies to support us and different sponsors as well because it’s an advocacy. Nobody is gonna earn from this, all proceeds will go to Tindig Marawi for the rehabilitation of the displaced people and community,” he said. 

The hunk actor also said they are doing the shooting on Ground Zero, but he refused to say when to assure the safety of the film's crew. 

“Just for our safety because there still an on-going war in the south,” he stressed. — Video by Kat Leandicho

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