MANILA, Philippines – Actress Gretchen Barretto will finally star in a Cinemalaya film – Christopher Ad. Castillo’s “The Diplomat Hotel,” Castillo himself announced the news on his Facebook page.
Barretto will play a “disgraced reporter” in the suspense-thriller about a “haunted hotel where evil resides.”
Barretto is the longtime partner of main Cinemalaya benefactor, businessman Tonyboy Cojuangco.
The Cinemalaya entry will be co-produced by Alemberg Ang and Joji Alonso.
The filmmaker is the son of the recently departed director Celso Ad. Castillo.