GG marks the first collaboration project of Donny Pangilinan and his mother where he will play as an aspiring gamer.
After the success of An Inconvenient Love, Donny Pangilinan topbills yet another exciting feature film project. And this time, he’s about to embark on a fresh and unique journey with a role and story that we’ve never seen him in before. The movie is called GG and is currently dubbed as the “first e-sports film in the Philippines.” Apart from featuring one of the hottest and phenomenal heartthrobs of the country, GG also includes a compelling premise, a star-studded cast (that’s close to Donny’s heart), and a creative team that will get you excited for all the right reasons. Here’s what we know so far about it.
Announced last March 27, GG follows the story of Seth, an aspiring gamer that has to face a challenging family environment (e.g. judgment from his parents) as he ventures in “competitive barkada gaming.” While most of the details about the story are still under wraps, the premise of this Donny Pangilinan starrer is sure to resonate with the youth today especially with the continued growth of the local gaming industry.
GG marks the first time that Donny Pangilinan will work with his mother, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan. And it seems that their mother-son connection will now be seen in the big screen as Laxa-Pangilinan is expected to play Seth’s mother, who wants him to prioritize his studies over gaming. Relatable, right? Other principal cast announced include Baron Geisler, Boots Anson-Roa, Ronaldo Valdez, and Igiboy Flores.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
It also looks like GG is somewhat a family project of the Pangilinan family as Mediaworks, the media company of Anthony Pangilinan’s (Donny’s dad) The Anthony Pangilinan Group, is set to co-produce with Manny V. Pangilinan’s Cignal Entertainment. Donny’s sister Hannah, on the other hand, will also be onboard as the creative producer.
Meanwhile, Prime Cruz, who previously helmed the horror-romance Ang Manananggal Sa Unit 23B and the hit romance-drama Ngayon Kaya, will direct the film with story concept by Zach Aquino. Manila-based production boutique Create Cinema will be the consulting producers.
With a powerful team and a timely story to tell, GG is looking to be a one big deal of a project that is fitting for the star power as that of Donny Pangilinan. “I’m very grateful and blessed to be where I am right now,” Donny says in an interview. “I’m just happy that I get to do fun projects as well.” And when asked about what to look forward to about his character, he teases, “Abangan!”
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