We Have A ~Tentative~ Release Date For The Much-Awaited Manuel L. Quezon Historical Film!

*Medyo* matagal pa, but we're sure it's worth the wait!
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We still have a few months—I mean, years—of waiting left, but the Manuel L. Quezon movie is definitely in the works! It will complete the Heneral Luna (2015) and Goyo: And Batang Heneral (2018) historical film trilogy. 

The movie will star Benjamin Alves and TJ Trinidad as the first president of the Philippine Commonwealth at different stages of his life. 

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The film's director Jerrold Tarog is currently busy researching for the film! He's been reading up on historical books such as The Truth About Aguinaldo And Other Heroes and The Good Fight: The Autobiography Of Manuel Luis Quezon! Intense naman, Direk. 

Wait, why hasn't production started yet? Well...the director is also focusing on the Darna film remake, which will star newbie Jane De Leon. In an interview with ABS-CBNTBA Studios founder Eduardo Rocha shared that Jerrold will start developing the script for Quezon right after Darna. They will start shooting by 2021 and will hopefully release the Manuel L. Quezon biopic in 2022! 

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Eduardo added: "A lot of political [satire] will be there...We had the fire of Luna, we had the flaw of Goyo. This one, we'll have the fire, but it's also going to be a satire on who really ran the Philippines."

Gaaaaah, we can't wait for 2022! 

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