Jimuel Pacquiao
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Jimuel Pacquiao gets lead role offer from Hollywood
Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - September 3, 2019 - 3:26pm

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao’s eldest son, Jimuel Pacquiao, has recently received an offer to do a Hollywood action film. 

Manny’s business manager, Arnold Vegafria, has confirmed the news to Philstar.com.

According to Vegafria, the younger Pacquiao got an offer to portray the lead character in a "Karate Kid"-kind of film.

Jimuel, who follows the footsteps of his father in boxing, impressed the Hollywood film's producer with his skills, according to Arnold.

“Kasi, because of the videos yata niya, iyong mga boxing niya. About boxing yata iyong film. So, nakikita iyong boxing skills niya, saka iyong action skills niya. So, nagkainteres. E, guwapo naman si Jimuel! Sana, matuloy. Pag natuloy, better for us,” Arnold said in an interview with Pep.

The movie will be shot in Manila, Japan and the United States, Vegafria added.

Nonetheless, Arnold said that he does not know if Manny will allow his son to do the project because Jimuel is in college.

“'Di ko pa alam kung papayag si MP Manny Pacquiao. Kung papayagan niya iyong anak niya. Kasi, nasa college na si Jimuel. Nasa La Salle na eh.” the talent manager said. 

“Kung ma-confirm, malalaman natin by this year. Wala pa iyong final script, e. Then, siyempre, ano iyong package. Kasi siyempre, stop sa pag-aaral, sa pagte-train.”

Jimuel recently made headlines after splitting with former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Heaven Peralejo.

In an interview with Pang-Masa, Heaven confirmed the split but denied rumors that they broke up because she used Jimuel's credit card to buy groceries for her family.

When asked what went wrong in their relationship, Heaven just said to ask Jimuel: “Siya na lang. Sabihin na lang natin na ako ‘yung nag-let go."

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