Matagal nang nililigawan ng premyadong director na si Erik Matti at ng producer/talent manager na si Dondon Monteverde si Mother Lily Monteverde, ang Regal Entertainment matriarch, na gawing pelikula ang makulay na buhay nito, pero ngayon lang nila napapahayag ang movie producer.
Ani Direk Erik “Dondon Monteverde and I have been courting Mother Lily about this project for quite a few years now. We’ve gathered so much research about this over the years by just being with Mother at parties, dinners and parties and dinners. But there’s still so much to mine from this story.
“It is epic and very personal. If this will be the only film I will make about movies then we’d better bring everything on this one.
“Today is the first day in a series of interviews with Mother Lily and the people who know her and Regal all these years.
“We will interview directors, designers, actors, managers, staff people and everyone who in one way or the other had been part of the growth of Regal Entertainment as the film studio who produced the most number of films in Philippine history.
“Written by Moira Lang and Mich Yamamoto we present #TheMotherLilyStory to the big screen. This. I. Am. So. Excited!” mahabang post ni Direk Erik.
Nag-post din si Roselle Monteverde, anak ni Mother Lily, ng larawan sa ginanap na miting at ng kanyang short reaction.
Si Roselle ang namamahala ngayon ng Regal Entertainment.
Post ni Roselle, “Finally, we are at the works of doing a milestone movie with Erik Matti and his team. I am more than excited but passionate as well because it is the story of my mom and the mother of a lot in the Philippine entertainment industry.
“This is the story of 'Mother Lily' to everyone that knows her and who has been part of her journey! I will finally announce this officially today.”
Nag-message agad kami kay Direk Erik para itanong kung sino ang gaganap na Mother Lily at kung sino pa ang ibang makakasama sa cast, pero hindi pa niya kami binabalikan as of this writing.
Samantala, makulay ang buhay ni Mother Lily na nagsimula bilang isang movie fan bago naging producer ng mga pelikulang Pilipino.