After seeing Viva's preview of Sarah Geronimo's wardrobe tests last November, fans have since become more lit up for the Pop Princess' new rom-com movie. In this last quarter, it was announced that she would be pairing up with nationwide crush and our Pinoy version of James Dean James Reid in a remake of Korean romantic comedy Miss Granny.
"I'm excited that soon we are going to have a movie together. Have you seen the Zac Efron movie 17 Again? It's like that," James shared on ASAP Chillout, as ABS-CBN News has reported.
Originally in Korean, the first Miss Granny movie poignantly yet entertainingly tells the story of an old woman given a second chance at being young all over again. It incites a bittersweet feeling if you've come across it.
The movie became so popular and well-received that it has already been remade by global casts in Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese. The first leads of Miss Granny had Shim Eun-Kyung (also seen in Sunny and Fabricated City) and seasoned actress Na Moon-hee playing the older version of the role.
We're betting hard on our own version of the rom-com, knowing how Sarah's flair is in the genre and how James just effortlessly, well, captivates our hearts. We're still waiting who'll take on Sarah's older self in the movie, but for now here are a couple of reasons why we think the new Viva tandem will rock it!
Both Sarah and James are serious actors. They can do drama. They've starred in a number of films and telenovelas. While they haven't done one together, their acting range has been proven over and over again. Sarah G's recent drama film Finally Found Someone is a sentimental treat for all you hopia singles out there, and James' last teleserye with Nadine Lustre 'Til I Met You had more than a moderate supply of tear-jerking moments.
But they also both know how to have fun. There's nothing like an attractive face being able to morph into a dorky moment. Humor can totally catch you off guard! Sarah and James might be able to turn on our eye faucets in the drama department, but they also know how to make audiences laugh.
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They're multitalented and perform well together live. It's no secret that both Sarah and James can sing and dance. It's the reason why they're among the most versatile triple-threat talents in show business today. They've shared the stage several times, working well together. Blocking and bantering for a film ought to be a cinch for these two!
Sarah, as the lead character, is easy to style in a variety of ways from laid back modern to funky retro. The wardrobe selections released earlier were far from Sarah's usual stage diva look. But as you can see, she's ready to shift into her playful role anytime. Here's the original Miss Granny look...
...and here are Sarah's makeup and wardrobe tests.
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