Sharon Cuneta to Star in—and Produce—‘The Mango Bride’ Adaptation
The Megastar is entering her Hollywood era
“Hollywood, here come the Pinoys,” Sharon Cuneta wrote on Instagram yesterday, February 21, along with a report by Variety: She is set to star in the film adaptation of The Mango Bride, Marivi Soliven’s Palanca award-winning novel.
Beyond starring in the feature film, Cuneta is also set to executive produce the adaptation, which will be directed by Filipino-Canadian filmmaker Martin Edralin.
The Mango Bride follows two Filipino women from different classes—Amparo and Beverly—whose lives become intertwined in Oakland, California, miles away from their hometown of Manila.
The Megastar, in Variety, has said: “I wanted to do The Mango Bride because it’s the best way to connect to a global audience by putting some of the best Filipino talents and stories together to tell an emotional and uplifting story like this. I have long been a fan of Marivi Soliven’s writing, from Suddenly Stateside, her collection of light essays about living in the U.S., to The Mango Bride. She captures the Filipino migrant and Filipino-American experience skilfully.”
The film will begin production later this year.