Casting Call For New York Times’ Blockbuster Hollywood Film In The Philippines

IMG_0017.PNGMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Calling all Filipinos! Here’s your chance to become a Hollywood film actor.

The New York Times has sent a crew to Manila to film what the newspaper hopes to be a blockbuster Hollywood film.  It is the Times’ first international venture at film producing aimed at rivaling Disney Films, known for fairy tales and fantasy movies. Partial funding for this project  was provided by the Loida Nicolas-Lewis Peace and Justice Foundation.

Tentatively titled “La P*ta,” (English subtitle: “La Pieta”), the film follows the lives of millions of Filipinos who are living in fear and grief, and whose peaceful and happy lives have been shattered by the alleged extra-judicial killings resulting from popular Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

The New York Times has already announced some of its leading cast members for this film — Filipinos who will play themselves in this monumental epic, including Senators Leila De Lima, Alfonso Trillanes, and Risa Hontiveros.

Still to be cast are those who will portray Duterte, Philippine National Police Chief ‘Bato’ de la Rosa, self-confessed murderers Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas, Jim Paredes, Cynthia Patag and Leah Navarro.

Extras  will also be hired to portray police officers, members of death squads and thousands of others for the film’s crowd scenes.

Interested and aspiring Filipino actors are encouraged to send their resumes to: letters@nytimes.com

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