PHILIPPINE BOX OFFICE ROYALTIES JOHN LLOYD CRUZ AND SARAH GERONIMO REUNITE IN “FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE”

The long wait is finally over for movie aficionados as ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc. (Star Cinema) opens the 3rd quarter of 2017 with “Finally Found Someone” — the biggest and most highly anticipated Filipino romantic-comedy (rom com) of the season starring two of the Philippines’ box-office superstars, John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo and screening in key countries worldwide starting on July 30 via TFC@theMovies.

Directed by one of the Philippine film industry’s fast-rising directors Theodore Boborol and with a story written and developed by Carmi Raymundo and Gilliann Ebreo, “Finally Found Someone” marks the much-awaited big-screen reunion of the mega blockbuster tandem of Cruz and Geronimo.  The power tandem’s last team-up was the smash hit “It Takes A Man And A Woman” way back in 2013, part of the trilogy that started it all — “A Very Special Love” and which was followed by “You Changed My Life”, both also written by Raymundo.

Today, four years after the historic and phenomenal third and final installment of the love story of Miggy Montenegro and Laida Magtalas, Cruz and Geronimo are set to breathe life into the characters of Raffy and April – two totally different characters in a brand new story that retains Star Cinema’s great tradition of narrating unforgettable romantic comedies whose excitement is consistently felt by moviegoers of all ages across the world.

Finally Found Someone is centered on the unexpected romance between Raffy Sandoval (Cruz), a PR hotshot who masterfully crafts lies for a living, and April Esguerra (Geronimo), an honest-to-goodness girl who has difficulty masking her true emotions. A PR crisis brings the two together, and they discover that they have so much in common despite the fact that they are polar opposites — they are kindred souls on a quest for something that will complete their lives.

It will be very interesting to witness Cruz and Geronimo play the roles of Raffy and April — which Raymundo and Ebreo created for them — and see how love will fit in the picture in the lives of these two different characters: one, a cutthroat, career-driven overachiever while the other is an honest, sincere, and idealistic girl who believes in the power of true love.

This big-screen comeback of Cruz and Geronimo is a major event in the Philippine entertainment industry not only because it is their next collaboration after their last successful team up also but also because it will once again try to showcase their immense power in the box office as brought about by their exhilarating chemistry in the genre of romantic-comedy.

Geronimo who is dubbed the Philippines’ Popstar Royalty and is a widely followed concert performer, shared that while she wanted to go the route of a different genre, she could not forego the project: “Our (Cruz) connection is different.  Chemistry is a gift they say.  It’s a gift for some people, especially because we are able to use the project to give happiness.  We get surprised as to how we affect other people so we thank the Lord for people who continue to believe in us”.

It should be noted that “Finally Found Someone” is also the third movie of Borobol since the breakout box office success of Star Cinema’s Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 entry “Vince & Kath & James” and “Just The Way You Are”.

Like his two successful flicks, “Finally Found Someone” will make one believe in love again.  It is a movie for every person who fell in love and got hurt, whose relationship did not work out, and for those who lost all faith in love. This romantic-comedy will convert every jaded heart into true believers of love because the journey of Raffy and April is the journey of everyone in the quest for that one person who will reciprocate the love one has to offer.

On his part, Box Office King Cruz who is on his own, known for his award-winning and poignant performances, still believes in finding the one. He shares: “I don’t think you’ll know.  When it hits you, that’s it. Honestly, I really don’t know.  In this movie, a lot of lines from Sarah hit to the core and made me think.   There came questions that entered my mind, and which I processed.  There will be come a day when that (the one) will happen so I am not losing hope”.

“Finally Found Someone” also stars Joey Marquez, Yayo Aguila, Tetchie Agbayani, Dennis Padilla, Leo Rialp, Alwyn Uytingco, Alexa Ilacad, Christian Babbles, Joj Agpangan, Milo Elmido Jr., Justin Cuyugan, Ruby Ruiz, PJ Endrinal, Lemuel Pelayo, Cara Eriguel, Neggy, Axel Torres, and April Matienzo, with the special participation of Enchong Dee.

Fall in love with the inimitable tandem of John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo all over again in “Finally Found Someone,” which hits cinemas in key countries worldwide this July and August: July 30 in Torino, Italy; August 3 Middle East, Brunei and Papua New Guinea; August 4 – US, Canada and Saipan; August 5 – Vienna, Austria; August 6 Rome and Milan Italy, Madrid, Spain, Copenhagen, Denmark and Malta; August 5, 6,8 and 10 United Kingdom; August 10 Australia and New Zealand; August 13 Hong Kong and Taiwan; and August 20 Singapore and soon in other countries.

Watch the official trailer at: https://www.facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC
For more information, visit www.tfc-usa.com/ffs; www.tfc-ca.com/ffs; emea.kapamilya.com or the applicable TFC facebook page in your area.

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John Lloyd at Sarah, balik-tambalan sa “Finally Found Someone,” ang pinakamalaking rom-com ng panahon
Mapapanood ang much-awaited comeback ng box office royalties mula sa Star Cinema sa key countries worldwide simula July 30 sa TFC@theMovies

Sa wakas ay magsasamang muli ang Box Office Royalties na sina John Lloyd Cruz at Sarah Geronimo sa pinakamalaki at pinakaaabangang romance – comedy (rom com) ng taon — “Finally Found Someone”, ang 3rd quarter offering ng ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc. (Star Cinema) na mapapanood sa key countries worldwide simula July 30 sa TFC@theMovies.

Matapos magsama sa tatlong pagkakataon sa mga iconic rom com films ng Star Cinema na “A Very Special Love”; “You Changed My Life”; at “It Takes A Man and A Woman”, muli na namang gigisingin ng dalawa ang puso ng mga movie goers sa “Finally Found Someone”.

Sa panulat ni Carmi Raymundo na siya ring lumikha sa blockbuster trio, at ngayon’y kasama si Gillian Ebreo at sa ilalim ng direksiyon ni Theodore Boborol, ang kuwento ngayon ay iikot sa karakter nina Raffy at April — dalawang taong magkaiba ang pag-uugali at pananaw sa pag-ibig.

Si Raffy Sandoval na isang PR hotshot na kayang-kayang magsinungaling at kayang itago ang tunay na nararamdaman para lamang makamit ang kaniyang family at career goals.  Si April Esguerra naman ay isang makatotohanang babae na hirap namang itago ang emosyon.

Pagtatagpuin sila ng isang PR crisis at dito, muling matutunghayan ang tradisyon ng walang humpay na pakilig ng mga greatest rom coms na hatid ng Star Cinema.  Dahil career-driven at overachiever si Raffy, tila wala itong focus sa pag-ibig samantalang ang honest-to-goodness romantic na si April naman ay naniniwala pa rin sa true love.

Ang “Finally Found Someone” ay isang malaking movie event para sa mga Pilipino sa loob at labas ng Pilipinas hindi lamang dahil sa balik-tambalan ng dalawang major stars kung hindi isa itong pagpapatunay sa patuloy na pagtabo sa takilya ng kanilang mga pelikula dala ng kilig ng kanilang tandem.

Nais mang lumihis ni Geronimo sa rom com noong una, hindi siya makahindi sa project. Aniya: “Iba po ang connection namin ni Lloydie.  Sabi nga nila, it’s a gift — chemistry is a gift. Gift din ito para sa mga tao rin siguro, hindi lang para sa amin.  Kami, talagang we’re blessed na binigyan kami ng ganitong klaseng tandem or connection na nakakapagbigay ng happiness”.

Dagdag ng Popstar Royalty na isa ring sinusubaybayang concert performer at recording artist: “Nagugulat na lang ako na napapasaya namin ng husto ang mga tao. So, kung ano man iyon, thank you, Lord at thank you sa mga naniniwala sa tandem namin up to now.

Karapat-dapat ding banggitin na ang “Finally Found Someone” ang kasunod na movie project ng fast-rising movie director na si Boborol matapos ang kaniyang matagumpay na “Vince & Kath & James” at “Just The Way You Are” na parehong testimonya na sa kung papaanong ang pag-ibig ay maaari pa ring mahanap, at sa mga taong di mo inaaakalang mamahalin mo at higit pa, sa mga panahong di mo ito hinahanap.  Ang “Finally Found Someone” naman ay isang pelikulang para sa lahat ng tao, kabilang na ang mga taong tila hindi na umaasa sa pag-ibig.

Para kay Cruz, na kilala sa kaniyang memorable at award-winning performances, naniniwala pa rin siya sa the one. “I don’t think you’ll know.  Parang when it hits you, iyon na iyon.  Sa totoo lang po, hindi ko talaga alam kung papaano.  Sa pelikulang ito ang daming sumampal sa aking realization galing sa mga dialogue ni Sarah — iyong mga bigay niya sa eksena namin, mapapaisip ka talaga. These are actually questions na talagang pumapasok, dumadaan, at ipinoproseso mo sa utak mo.  So hindi ko po alam.  Ako siguro umaasa na lang na one day iyon na iyon. Hindi pa tayo nawawalan ng pag-asa”.

Kabilang din sa cast sina Joey Marquez, Yayo Aguila, Tetchie Agbayani, Dennis Padilla, Leo Rialp, Alwyn Uytingco, Alexa Ilacad, Christian Babbles, Joj Agpangan, Milo Elmido Jr., Justin Cuyugan, Ruby Ruiz, PJ Endrinal, Lemuel Pelayo, Cara Eriguel, Neggy, Axel Torres, at April Matienzo, at na may special participation ni Enchong Dee.

Mapapanood ito sa July at August sa TFC@theMovies: July 30 sa Torino, Italy; August 3 Middle East, Brunei at Papua New Guinea; August 4 – US, Canada at Saipan; August 5 – Vienna, Austria; August 6 Rome at Milan Italy, Madrid, Spain, Copenhagen, Denmark at Malta; August 5, 6,8 at 10 United Kingdom; August 10 sa Australia at New Zealand; August 13 Hong Kong at Taiwan; at August 20 Singapore at sa iba pang mga bansa.

Panoorin ang official trailer sa: https://www.facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC
Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, bisitahin ang: www.tfc-usa.com/ffs;www.tfc-ca.com/ffs; emea.kapamilya.com o ang applicable na TFC facebook page sa inyong area.

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Media Reference:
Star Cinema
with additional text from Marianne de Vera
ABS-CBN Global Corporate Affairs and PR
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