Regal Films will officially begin filming of its upcoming barkada movie “Walwal” under the direction of Jose Javier Reyes. But we were one of the few lucky who got the chance to see the cast and talk to them during their look test.
The film stars Elmo Magalona, Kiko Estrada, Jerome Ponce, Devon Seron, Jane de Leon and introducing Donny Pangilinan and Kisses Delavin.
“This is my updated Pare Ko,” director Joey Reyes says on what “Walwal” is going to be.
When asked if the cast auditioned for their roles, direk Joey says, “No. I handpicked them. Well, one thing is, the script came ahead, so the casting came after the script rather than the casting came before the script. So, nung binabasa ko, humahanap ako ng mga taong tugma at alam kong kaya ‘yung role. So, alam kong kaya ni Elmo (Magalona) ‘yung role niya, alam kong matutulak ko si Kiko (Estrada) dun sa role niya, alam ko na Donny (Pangilinan) is good for that role, and I even wanted Kisses (Delavin) kasi I realized, Kisses pala used to be from La Salle and this milieu is CSB – La Salle milieu where I come from na filmmakers, student filmmakers. Jerome (Ponce) has the hardest dramatic role because I know magaling siya, tsaka alam kong malalim ang paghuhugutan niya dun sa role niya.”
“Walwal” will soon open in Philippine cinemas, produced and distributed by Regal Entertainment, Inc.