QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It has the makings of both a box-office hit and an award-winning film.
Star Cinema announced today that it has started filming a new love story-thriller based on the now confirmed romantic relationship between Senator Leila De Lima and her driver-lover Ronnie Dayan.
In just the recent week, both De Lima and Dayan confirmed their relationship, with the senator saying it lasted “a few years” while Dayan revealing it was for seven years.
The relationship between the two has been one of the most followed stories on news and social media, especially in the light of the ongoing investigation on the alleged proliferation of illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison (National Penitentiary).
Multi-awarded actress Nora Aunor will play the role of De Lima while actor Bembol Roco will play Dayan. This is not the first time that the two play the lead roles in a Filipino film. They played husband and wife in the 2012 acclaimed film, “Thy Womb.”
Film experts and enthusiasts predict that the De Lima-Dayan love story will surpass all box office records because of the Filipinos’ penchant for intrigue, scandal and ‘chismis’ (gossip).
They are also saying that Aunor is perfect to portray De Lima because both women have a distinctive mole on their faces. While Roco has a shaved head, it would be easy to don a wig to look more like Dayan, they added.