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Alden Richards-Julia Montes movie: Everything we know so far

Alden Richards and Julia Montes

It's confirmed! Alden Richards and Julia Montes are headlining a movie.

It's called "Five Break-ups and a Romance" and it's written and directed by Irene Villamor, the genius behind "On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets," "Ulan," and "Meet me in St. Gallen."

The movie is the first collaboration between GMA Pictures, Cornerstone Studios, and MYRIAD Corporation, Alden's multimedia company, which was also behind the monumental Eraserheads' reunion concert last December.

At Tuesday's press conference in b hotel in Quezon City, Direk Irene said "Five Break-ups and a Romance" is about the complications of a relationships.

"My movies are about strangers meeting. Hindi natin nakikita yung relationship. Ngayon, nag-dwell ako sa relationship. Gaano ka-complicated? Gaano ka hirap? Gaano ka sarap? Kaya siya five breakups. Try nating manakit ng limang beses."

In the movie, Alden plays Lance Sandoval, whom he describes as "mas relaxed, mas walang hiya."

Julia meanwhile will play Justine, "a goal-driven career woman."

"In this film, [we try to answer] how can you balance career and love. With love, we don't know when and how to stop," Julia said.

Both characters, Direk Irene said, are "strong people."

They've only gone on two shootings days but both Alden and Julia have found some level of comfort with each other.

"Na-excite ako to be paired with Julia" Alden said. "Isa siya sa mga leading ladies so far, by far, na unang meeting pa lang, wala nang pretensions. Naramdaman mo na yung sincerity."

"Two shooting days pa lang. I think this is a start of a really good friendship and working relationship with her," he continued.

Meanwhile, Julia said in the two shooting days, she learned "why Alden Richards is Alden Richards. Ngayon alam ko na." 

"Nagulat ako, hindi na ko magkukunwari. I'm honored and happy to work with him," Julia said. 

Direk Irene said she is very happy about the two. "First reading pa lang namin, ang saya ko na," she said.

On Instagram Monday, GMA Pictures shared a photo pertaining to the big announcement and asked "How many times will you try for love?"

Julia Montes meanwhile shared a cryptic Instagram post containing a broken heart emoji and the date April 18, 2023.

Boy Abunda quickly clarified the matter saying "Julia is OK, she's happy" and that the date was only pertaining to the huge announcement to be made today.

"'Yung April 18 2023, bukas, is a formal or official announcement ng kanyang pelikula kasama si Alden Richards," Boy Abunda said on Monday's episode of "Fast Talk with Boy Abunda."

"Five Break-ups and a Romance" is looking to be a big one and we honestly cannot wait!





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