Laida Magtalas and Miggy Montenegro are two screen characters that this generation loves and can easily relate to. For one, they are a symbol of a complicated love that still finds happy ending regardless of the trials that confronted them.
There are so many things to love about Laida and Miggy (played by Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz). Hence, it’s a grand surprise for their fans that the two are being paired anew to continue the well-loved romance of the popular movie characters.
The camera will start rolling next month and is billed Dear Future Husband. Not to be mistaken with Meghan Trainor pop hit, the upcoming project is a reunion movie of the two actors three years since they last worked on a big-screen together. Their fans and supporters can’t contain their excitement that the film’s working title made it to the local trending topics on Twitter on Monday night.
Laida and Miggy first met in 2008 in A Very Special Love. Laida is your typical plain Jane who hopes one day she’d find her prince charming. Miggy, on the other hand, is a filthy rich kid with an attitude. There’s nothing spectacular about these characters and that’s basically the main reason why they are very much relatable. Sarah G and Lloydie’s palpable chemistry and their convincing portrayal of their role make the movie unforgettable and mesmerizing.
Graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board, A Very Special Love was a landmark film for both Sarah and Lloydie. It was well received by the audience. It didn’t receive any thumbs down from the critics, too. By the end of its six-week commercial run, the romcom became the top grossing film of the year raking in almost P180 million at the tills. John Lloyd earned his second Box Office King from Guillermo Mendoza Scholarship Foundation while Sarah G got her first Box Office Queen recognition for the blockbuster movie.
A year later, a sequel to the romcom hit the theaters during the love month. The reception was even more overwhelming as the movie breached the P200-million mark in terms of ticket sales. It ran for seven weeks and had a commercial run overseas. Entitled You Changed My Life, the romantic flick made the tandem of Sarah and Lloydie the Box Office Royalties of 2009 yet again.
Due to insistent public demand, Sarah and Loydie reunited in the third installment of A Very Special film series in 2013 in a film called It Takes a Man and a Woman. As expected, the romcom was a major commercial success. It grossed P405 million after seven weeks in domestic theaters. It was also the highest grossing local film and second highest overall in the list of the biggest films released in the Philippines in 2013. During the FAMAS Award in 2014, the film received three nominations including Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Editing.
The first three films were directed by Cathy Garcia Molina and were jointly produced by Viva Entertainment and Star Cinema. The fourth installment will be directed by Theodore Boborol. Now, those who are exited for Dear Future Husband raise your hands!
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