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Exes John Lloyd Cruz And Shaina Magdayao Are Working On A New Movie Together

It's going to be called 'Servando Magdamag.'
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John Lloyd Cruz will be making his full-length movie comeback in 2020. He is set to top-bill a movie entitled Servando Magdamag, together with ex-girlfriend Shaina Magdayao.

This was revealed in a plug released by ABS-CBN for its 2020 offerings on Monday, January 13. The plug showed separate scenes of Shaina and John Lloyd's characters.

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Servando Magdamag is based on a 1970 short story by critically acclaimed scriptwriter Ricky Lee.

In a previous interview, Ricky said that the movie will be directed by Lav Diaz. The film, which depicts the lives of hacienderos, will mirror agrarian unrest before Martial Law. 

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Servando Magdamag serves as John Lloyd's comeback movie after a two-year showbiz hiatus.

John Lloyd tried his hand at acting once again when he had a cameo role in the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 entry Culion.

Servando Magdamag is the reunion project of ex-lovers John Lloyd and Shaina, who broke up in 2012.

In August 2019, Shaina said that she did not see herself working with her ex-boyfriend John Lloyd. 

When asked if she was willing to work with him, Shaina said back then: "When we were together, sinabi naman namin, hindi."

She added: "I don't see it happening. So, 'di ko nakikitaan ng possibility, to be very honest."

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Shaina and John Lloyd worked together in the 2015 series Nathaniel, but they did not share scenes together.

Aside from Shaina and John Lloyd, Servando Magdamag also stars Charo Santos-Concio and Agot Isidro.

John Lloyd previously worked with Lav Diaz in the 2016 movie Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis.