Monday, July 7, 2014

KathNiel returns to the big-screen in "She's Dating the Gangster"

The blockbuster tandem of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla will once again melt the heart of the entire nation in She's Dating the Gangster - the season's biggest romantic film from Star Cinema.

She's Dating the Gangster is the much-awaited big screen adaptation of Bianca Bernardino's best-selling Filipino novel of hte same title, which sold over 70,000 copies in paperback and posseses an incredible online hit of over 6000,000 readerships on Wattpad.

Kanthryn and Daniel are perfectly cast to play the lead roles in the film version of this astounding novel, as their love team is equally phenomenal. The unbeatable team-up of KathNiel namely Princess & I and this year's Got To Believe. the success of KathNiel on TV paved the way for their triumphant crossover to the silver screen primarily as part of the ensemble cast of 2012's 24/7 In Love, which marked the 20th anniversary of Star Magic and the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival(MMFF) mega-blockbuster Sisterakas. Their impressive film exposure in these two important movies eventually led to their first solo starrer Must Be..Love(2013), which spawned Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay. Pagpag further solidified the power of KathNiel as it currently holds the covered record of being the highest-grossing horror film ever to participate in the MMFF.

With the upcoming release of She's Dating the Gangster, hte versatility of Kathryn and Daniel as two of ABS-CBN's most accomplished young actors will once again be showcased. Diehard fans as well as certified film aficionados are in for an unforgettable cinematic experience as She's Dating the Gangster will feature yet another undiscovered facet to both Kathryn and Daniel as young thriving artists.

At the helm of She's Dating hte gangster in box-office director Cathy Garcia-Molina whose film credits include some of Star Cinema's most memorable love stories such as Close to You(2006), You changed My Life(2008). and Four Sisters and a Wedding (2013) to mention a few. Adapted for the big screen by Carmi Raymundo and Charlene Bernardo, She's Dating the Gangster is a contemporary Filipino love story for all ages. The story revolves around the intertwised lives of a set of young star-crossed lovers (Kenji and Athena, played by Padilla and Bernardo) with a major unfinished business to settle and an unlikely couple (Kenneth and Kelay, also played by Padilla and Bernardo) who unexpectedly finds love in their individual quests to set things right for the people closest to their hearts.

The past and hte present are cleverly and creatively interconnected in She's Dating the Gangster as the movie stays faithful to the story-line that made Bernardino's novel a huge hit and yet it also added several surprisingly great elements that is expected to catapult the film to the highest echelons of hte history of Philippine cinema as one of hte greatest love stories ever told in the silver screen.

She's Dating the Gangster carries the universal theme that true love surpasses the test of time. The film also offers an optimistic view on romance as it provides moviegoers hope that they need not to look far and wide to find true love, as it could be right in front of them all this time, all along.

She's Dating the Gangster also stars Khalil Ramos, Sofia Andres, Pamu Pamorada, Marco Gumabao, John Uy, Alex Diaz, Igi Boy Flores and Yana Asistio. Veteran and award-winning actors Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta, who boasts of an iconic love team that is still solid and strong as ever, are portraying very special roles in this movie.

As part of Star Cinema's on-going 20th anniversary celebration, She's Dating the Gangster will be shown in cinemas nationwide beginning July 16, 2014

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