FANS and followers of the wildly successful historical film “Heneral Luna” have a reason to celebrate as the cast of its highly anticipated sequel “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral” has finally been revealed. The official announcement was posted on the official “Goyo” Facebook page yesterday along with the photo of the whole cast.
Paulo Avelino, who reprises his role as the young general Gregorio del Pilar, leads the cast. Joining him (in alphabetical order) are: Jason Abalos, Art Acuña, Benjamin Alves, Alvin Anson, Carlo Aquino, Christopher Aronson, RK Bagatsing, Perla Bautista, Nonie Buencamino, Roeder Camañag, Mon Confiado, Carlo Cruz, Jason Dewey, Miguel Faustmann, Bret Jackson, Ronnie Lazaro, Guji Lorenzana, Jojit Lorenzo, Leo Martinez, Lorenz Martinez, Karl Medina, Epy Quizon, Che Ramos, E. A. Rocha, Tomas Santos, Empress Schuck, Robert Seña, Stephanie Sol, Markki Stroem, Arron Villaflor and Gwen Zamora.
Executive producers Eduardo Rocha and Fernando Ortigas are thrilled to share this latest production update: “After months of speculation, we are excited to finally share with everyone the amazing cast of ‘Goyo.’ We know a lot of people have been eagerly anticipating this film and we are just as eager to begin a bigger and more exciting film that everyone would support and cherish.”
Director Jerrold Tarog says, “It’s been three years since we last shot ‘Heneral Luna.’ It’s a bit nostalgic to see the returning original cast. At the same time, I’m also really looking forward to working with our brilliant new cast members as we start shooting for ‘Goyo’ in a couple of weeks.”
“Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral” is being directed by Jerrold Tarog from a screenplay he co-wrote with award-winning screenwriter Rody Vera.
The second installment of Tarog’s historical trilogy will focus on the heroic struggle of the young General Gregorio del Pilar and the events that unfold soon after the bloody death of General Antonio Luna.
A 20-minute short film entitled “Angelito” was released last February that served as an introduction to “Goyo” and a bridge between both “Heneral Luna” and its upcoming sequel. “Angelito” is exclusively available online via movie streaming site Cinetropa.com.
“Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral,” produced by TBA Studios and Artikulo Uno Productions, is set to start filming at the end of the month.
The film is expected to be released in 2018. ( PR)
THE CAST of “Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral” at the cast meeting and read through held at TBA Studios in San Juan. Above (from left): Bret Jackson, Alvin Anson, Joe Alandy (producer), Jason Dewey, Mon Confiado, Empress Schuck, E. A. Rocha (executive producer), Gwen Zamora, Paulo Avelino, Stephanie Sol, Ethan Salvador, Jerrold Tarog (director/cowriter), Ting Nebrida (co-executive producer), Roeder Camañag , Daphne O. Chiu (producer), Gio Gahol, Karl Medina. Middle row (from left): Carlo Cruz, Hans Eckstein, Jojit Lorenzo, Jason Abalos, Epy Quizon, Ronnie Lazaro, Yan Yuzon. Below: from left: Arron Villaflor, Arpee Bautista