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Film on young Pacquiao’s untold story

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Director Paul Soriano (right) reports that he got full cooperation from his famous subject Manny Pacquiao for the biopic, “Kid Kulafu.”

What were Manny Pacquiao’s childhood and teenage years like? How did the tough challenges he endured in Mindanao help make him the world boxing sensation that he is today? Director Paul Soriano promises to tell untold stories of Pacquiao’s struggles as a youth in his movie, “Kid Kulafu.”

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Christian Bale bails out of Jobs biopic

Christian Bale.  AFP FILE PHOTO

British “Dark Knight” star Christian Bale has pulled out of a planned biopic of late Apple founder Steve Jobs, industry media reported Monday.

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Mike Tyson eyes Jamie Foxx in movie about ex-champ

Promoter and former boxer Mike Tyson. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

Mike Tyson says he’s met with Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx about collaborating on a possible biopic on his life.

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Pinoy DP on shooting ‘Pele’ biopic in Brazil

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A SCENE from the coming “Pele,” Jeff and Michael Zimbalist’s film on the younger years of the soccer legend, which was lensed by Matthew Libatique, first Filipino to get a major Oscar nomination— in 2011, for “Black Swan.”

In this conclusion of my column on award-winning director of photography (DP), Matthew Libatique, I share his thoughts about his Filipino roots and lensing “Pele,” the film focusing on the Brazilian soccer legend’s younger years, from his boyhood to his first World Cup victory in 1958.

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A biopic on National Artist Ishmael Bernal in the works

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Nora Aunor (center) with director Ishmael Bernal (in dark shirt) on the set of “Himala”. FROM THE BOOK, “SA PUSO NG HIMALA”

A biopic on the late National Artist for Film Ishmael Bernal is in the pipeline, to be written by Ricky Lee, produced by Joji Alonso and directed by Chris Martinez.

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