It’s official: Film on Gregorio ‘Goyong’ del Pilar to push through
Following the success of the historical epic “Heneral Luna,” film producers have confirmed that a movie about General Gregorio del Pilar will push through.
Producers made the confirmation on Heneral Luna’s official social media pages on the wee hours of Friday, after a thanksgiving party for Heneral Luna on Thursday evening, which coincided with the birthday of the Filipino war-time general.
A photo of director Jerold Tarrog and actor Paulo Avelino, who will reprise his role as Del Pilar, was posted on Heneral Luna’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
“Bago niyo pa marinig sa iba, eto na: #GOYONG tuloy na tuloy na!” the caption of the posts read.
Del Pilar, also known by his nickname “Goyong,” was a young general during the Philippine-American War who led the battle at Tirad Pass.
Heneral Luna, which has been chosen as the country’s bet in the 2016 Academy Awards for the Best Foreign Language Film category, has grossed over P240 million by mid-October, breaking even after five weeks in local cinemas. Foreign screenings in the United States are already underway. CDG
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