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Vice, Richard, Dingdong team up in MMFF entry ‘Fantastica’

/ 11:06 PM December 04, 2018
Richard Gutierrez - Vice Ganda - Dingdong Dantes

Vice Ganda, center, lead the media conference for “Fantastica” with co-stars Richard Gutierrez, left, and Dingdong Dantes. (Photo by KRISSY AGUILAR / INQUIRER.net)

A powerhouse of cast led by Vice Ganda, Richard Gutierrez and Dingdong Dantes will star in “Fantastica,” one of the entries in the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) to be held this December.

Directed by Barry Gonzalez, the comedy film serves as the first movie team-up of the three bankable stars, who will be joined by Bela Padilla, Ryan Bang, and award-winning actress Jaclyn Jose.

The movie also includes the most talked about Kapamilya love teams — Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber, Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, and Kisses Delavin and Donny Pangilinan.

Also joining the cast are MC Muah, Lassy Marquez, Chokoleit and Juliana Parizcova Segovia.

The cast of “Fantastica” gather on stage at the media conference for the 2018 MIFF film entry. (Photo by KRISSY AGUILAR / INQUIRER.net)

In a media conference at the Dolphy Theater on Tuesday, Vice Ganda assured that everyone would have “a great time watching Fantastica.”

“Hindi po ako natatakot na baka may lumabas sa inyo na hindi natawa sa pelikula,” he said. “Nasisiguro ko po: Tatawa kayo. Meron at merong eksena sa pelikula na magpapatawa sa inyong lahat.”

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[I’m not afraid that some of you might not laugh and walk out. I assure you: You will laught. There are scenes in the movie that will make you all laugh.]

Dantes shared his experience in working with the “unkaboggable” Vice Ganda, recounting his first day at the film’s set: “Pagdating ko sa set, nung unang araw ko, sinabi sa akin ni Vice: ‘Basta Dingdong, mage-enjoy lang tayo’.”

[When I arrived on the set, on my first day, Vice told me: “Let’s just enjoy ourselves.”]

And Vice quickly proved they would.

Dantes said: “True enough, nung unang eksena namin, nagbigay siya ng isang linyang wala sa script, kaming lahat natawa.”

[True enough, in our first, he had this one line that made us all laugh.]

The Kapuso actor added: “Imagine, kami palang na gumaganap sa mga roles doon ay tawang-tawa na kami. Sinisiguro ko sa inyo pag napanood niyo yung buong pelikula, siguradong mage-enjoy kayo.”

[Imagine, even we who are doing the roles are laughing hard. I assure you that you will enjoy yourselves when you watch the whole movie.]

Gutierrez, who echoed Dantes’ sentiments, saying it was the first time he made comedy film with Vice Ganda.

The Kapuso-turned-Kapamilya actor said what made the movie enjoyable was the “dynamics” of the cast: “Kakaiba yung mapapanood ninyo kasi yung cast din talagang mahuhusay.”

[You’ll see something different here because the cast members were really good.]

“Fantastica” tells the tale of Bellat, played by Vice, who wants to rebuild his family’s carnival to save it from bankruptcy.

Produced by ABS-CBN Films’ Star Cinema and Viva Films, “Fantastica” is set to premiere on Christmas Day in cinemas nationwide. /atm

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