Close  

Matteo Guidicelli replaces James Reid as Pedro Penduko in upcoming film

/ 11:37 AM October 23, 2019

Matteo Guidicelli will replace James Reid in the titular role in the upcoming film “Penduko,” following Reid’s withdrawal from the project due to injuries. 

Viva Artists Agency broke the news via Twitter yesterday, Oct. 22.

ADVERTISEMENT

Meanwhile, Jason Paul Laxamana, who will be helming the new project, took to Instagram yesterday to express his excitement for the film.

“Thrilled to be working with @matteog in this reimagining of Francisco Coching’s #PENDUKO,” he said.

View this post on Instagram

Thrilled to be working with @matteog in this reimagining of Francisco Coching’s #PENDUKO @viva_films

A post shared by Jason Paul Laxamana (@jplaxamana) on

ADVERTISEMENT

Viva Artists Agency also shared moments from Guidicelli’s training for the ucpoming film, which showed him practicing fighting sequences.

View this post on Instagram

#Penduko @matteog’s training 👊

A post shared by VIVA ARTISTS AGENCY (@vivaartistsagency) on

Guidicelli now joins the roster of actors who have portrayed the Filipino superhero character in the past, including Efren Reyes Sr., Ramon Zamora and Janno Gibbs.

Prior to being cast as Pedro Penduko, Guidicelli starred in the recent surf drama “Mina-Anud” alongside Dennis Trillo and Jerald Napoles.  /ra

RELATED STORIES: 

James Reid withdraws from ‘Pedro Penduko’ due to injuries

Matteo Guidicelli ready to take on showbiz projects again after Scout Ranger training

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: James Reid, Janno Gibbs, Jason Paul Laxamana, Matteo Guidicelli, Pedro Penduko
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.