Sharon Cuneta and John Arcilla will co-star for the first time in a horror-thriller by director Erik Matti, the “Heneral Luna” actor said.
The two screen veterans will portray husband and wife in the ongoing project, Arcilla told ABS-CBN entertainment news portal PUSH.
Filming began early this month, according to Arcilla, with three shooting days completed so far. They are set to resume in the new year.
“Sobrang high na sobrang click,” the actor said, describing his working relationship with Cuneta. “I cannot imagine na ganu’n kami magiging click . . . I mean hindi ko alam pero magkasundong-magkasundo talaga kami. Nagkakaintindihan kami ‘pag nagkwekwentuhan kami. Ang bilis naming magpakiramdaman.”
Arcilla, who is also juggling another Matti film “OTJ 2,” did not give plot details about the horror movie with Cuneta, but teased that the veteran actress will have a scene that’s potentially “controversial.”
“Ang daming ipapakita ng pelikula. Drama, horror, and a little of comic and thriller, too. Sobrang saya naming dalawa sa ginagawa namin. Ang saya-saya ko sa role. Ang ganda ng istorya. I really feel so blessed.
“May gagawin si Sharon Cuneta dito na hindi niya pa nagawa sa buong career niya. Very controversial. Sana ma-highlight ‘yun ‘pag nasa promo na kasi talagang somehow very shocking. Medyo maraming masa-shock pero hindi magagalit sa kanya,” he said.
Aside from this project and “OTJ 2,” which is reportedly set to wrap up filming in February 2019, Matti is also gearing up for a movie with Judy Ann Santos.