Psy­cho dad

Bront Palarae is all set to ter­rorise his fam­ily in the film Daddy’s Home.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Showbiz - By ANGELIN YEOH en­ter­tain­ment@thestar.com.my

MALAYSIAN ac­tor Bront Palarae will be fly­ing to Manila, Philip­pines, to star in Bradley Liew’s up­com­ing film Daddy’s Home. The psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller will see Bront act­ing in his first ever Ta­ga­log-speak­ing role, a lan­guage he is go­ing to learn for the film.

“In Daddy’s Home, I play a fa­ther who re­turns home af­ter some time away at the sea. He some­how be­comes a dif­fer­ent man and his fam­ily doesn’t recog­nise him. Un­ex­plained things start to hap­pen,” he shared dur­ing an in­ter­view in Shah Alam, Se­lan­gor.

Bront said that he would start film­ing on June 15 and hopes to make it back be­fore the Hari Raya cel­e­bra­tion.

In 2016, Liew made his di­rec­to­rial de­but with Singing In Grave­yards and the film had its world premiere at the Venice In­ter­na­tional Film Crit­ics Week. Liew, who is orig­i­nally from Pe­tal­ing Jaya, is cur­rently based in Manila. Singing In Grave­yards was well-re­ceived and earned the award for Best Pic­ture at the in­au­gu­ral Malaysian Golden Global Awards in March.

Bront, 38, first met Liew dur­ing the screen­ing of his film Ter­baik Dari Lan­git in Tokyo, Ja­pan back in 2014.

“I met him and (Singing In Grave­yards pro­ducer) Bianca Bal­buena. We talked about do­ing some­thing to­gether. Three years later ... here we are,” Bront said.

In other de­vel­op­ments, Bront has just wrapped up film­ing for Joko Anwar’s re­make of clas­sic In­done­sian hor­ror film Pengabdi Se­tan.

“It’s about a fam­ily and ev­ery­thing takes place in a house. Some­thing bad hap­pens and my char­ac­ter, as the fa­ther, has to try and hold everybody to­gether.”

Pengabdi Se­tan which is set for re­lease later this year is Bront’s third In­done­sian film af­ter the com­edy en­sem­ble

My Stupid Boss and ac­tion movie Head­shot.

Lo­cally, his lat­est Kau Takdirku is a long-awaited film star­ring Remy Ishak and Ez­zaty Ab­dul­lah, set for na­tion­wide re­lease on

Sept 7.

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