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Manny Pacquiao reveals plans to do a movie in Hollywood: ‘Handpicked nila ako’

Manny Pacquiao shares that aside from doing the Gen. Malvar biopic, he is also going to do his first international film.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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10/17/2019 10:59 AM
Manny Pacquiao reveals plans to do a movie in Hollywood: ‘Handpicked nila ako’


After the announcement that Manny Pacquiao would be playing the title role in General Miguel Malvar’s upcoming biopic, the popular boxer revealed why he agreed to take on the project. “Mag-start pa lang yung shooting namin. Actually nung nilapit nila sa akin yan, sa dami ng mga nag-pu-propose ng movie na ganun, nung nilapit sa akin yung General Malvar, nagustuhan ko yung story kasi hero siya. Napakagandang makapagbigay ng inspirasyon sa ating mga kababayan. Hindi ko pa alam yung (cast). Kahit sino basta magampanan namin yung movie na true-to-life story na makapagbigay ng inspirasyon sa mga kababayan natin. Bawal lang sa akin yung may kissing scene, ganun,” he shared during the Anta Philippines media launch last October 16. 

Apart from playing the role of the heroic Philippine general, Manny revealed he is also in talks to work on his first international movie for which he was handpicked for the role. “May offer din ako, yung American Hollywood movie. Handpicked nila ako. Hindi pa naman siya start. Mag-i-start pa lang rin yung shooting pero saka na lang namin i-announce lahat ng (detalye). May American movie din na gagawin,” he revealed. Although he did not reveal any more specifics about the film, Manny said he is looking forward to the chance of working with a foreign cast. 

The new Anta endorser also shared how proud he was at the recent achievements of local athletes like Pinay boxer Nesthy Petecio and gymnast Carlos Yulo. “Karangalan natin yun. Bawat Pilipino na nagbibgay ng karangalan sa ating bansa, nananalo sa ibang bansa, masaya ako para sa karangalan ng ating bansa. Tayong mga Pilipino proud tayo sa mga ganyan. At dapat suportahan natin especially yung mga young athletes natin na nagpupursigi din para makakuha ng gold medal o maging champion at makilala sa buong mundo,” he said.