JOINING FORCES – Star Cinema, Quantum Films, and The IdeaFirst Company join forces in coming up with “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes,” billed as “ heartwarming and laugh-out-loud dramedy.”
Directed by Jun Robles Lana with an original story he developed and screenplay he co-wrote with Elmer Gatchalian, “Mrs. Reyes’ marks the first team up of Judy Ann Santos and Angelica Panganiban, versatile and award-winning actresses.
Judy Ann has a string of acting trophies,topped by a best actress award from Urian for “Sabel.” Angelica just won the FAMAS best actress award for “The Unmarried Wife,” shown in November 2016.
Direk Jun himself is a multi-awardee, honored by local and international filmfests, mostly for indies. He and partner Perci Intalan own Ideafirst.
Quantum Films is owned by Atty. Joji Alonso, who gave new names and faces their directorial breaks. Star Cinema is , of course, the country’s biggest movie studio.
JOURNEY – Here are some production notes of the film.
“And Dalawang Mrs. Reyes” is a journey of two women who pursue their erring husbands- Lianne (Santos) and Cindy (Panganiban) – who both have the same surnames. Their seemingly happy marriages are put to the test when both wives discover that their husbands have an affair for each other leaving Lianne and Cindy in a series of misadventures in the hopes to foil their husbands’ relationship.
Together Judy Ann and Angelica will create movie magic as they play two very strong female characters who are polar opposites – one is a successful career woman while the other is a home maker. The only similarity between Lianne and Cindy is their driving desire to win back the love of their respective husbands. Lianne and Cindy will take moviegoers of all ages to an emotional roller coaster ride as both women turn to humor and laughter in the midst of life’s most painful experiences.
More than being a movie about infidelity , “Mrs. Reyes” is ultimately a story about two women who will discover the great lengths that they are willing to go through for love. Will Lianne and Cindy win back their husbands? Do Lianne and Cindy have the strength to accept reality and allow their husbands to be fully happy at the expense of their own happiness?
“Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes” is showing in cinemas nationwide starting January 17.
HUSBANDS – Playing the erring husbands in “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes” are Joross Gamboa and JC de Vera, both fine actors.
Joross co-starred with Edgar Allan Guzman in the 2017 MMFF hit “Deadma Walking,” where he showed his comic and dramatic skill. He submitted a project to Star Cinema which might just be filmed this year.
JC is slowly but surely getting noticed for his dramatic prowess. He’s willing to bare and dare…if the roles call for that.