Pepe Herrera is set to be the leading man of Toni Gonzaga in the upcoming Philippine adaptation of My Sassy Girl.
Movie production outfit TinCan Films announced on Monday, January 25, that the actor will headline the movie alongside Toni.
"Grateful for your warm response for our Sassy Girl. Today, let us celebrate the guy who will tell her story. We are proud to share with you Pepe Herrera as our leading man for My Sassy Girl," TinCan announced on its Instagram page.
The news about the Philippine adaptation of My Sassy Girl was announced on January 20, which was coincidentally the birthday of Toni Gonzaga.
For Toni, she said that starring in the movie adaptation is her biggest career achievement to date.
"First time ko napanood 'yung pelikula [in] 2006 when we were shooting You Are the One. Di ko malilimutan 'yun. Sasa Pampanga kami. Sabi ni direk Cathy (Garcia-Molina), 'Panoorin mo 'yung My Sassy Girl, yan 'yung peg namin sa'yo. Dapat ganyan ka pagka-feisty,'" Toni said in her birthday vlog.
"So 20 years after the film was released, I have been given the opportunity to play the role, 'yung Philippine adaptation ng My Sassy Girl so 'yun I consider it as a big blessing," she remarked.