FOR its follow-up offering for 2019, ALV Films gives a millennial twist to the rich boy-poor girl love story in Because I Love You, starring Shaira Diaz and David Licauco, megged by award-winning director Joel Lamangan.
Netizens noticed the chemistry between David and Shaira as early as last year, when they guested for Magpakailanman’s ‘Nakawin Natin Ang Bawat Sandali’ episode last July 2018, which was replayed June 8. The couple became one of the top trending topics on social media. Their “kilig-worthy” tandem was heightened all the more during their guesting for One Hugot Away, GMA-7’s web/TV project last March.
The two Kapuso artists have figured prominently in GMA-7’s top-rating teleseryes.
Because I Love You also stars Martin del Rosario, Michelle Dee, Samantha Lopez, Bernadette Allyson, Monsour del Rosario, Mr. World Philippines 2018 JB Saliba, Timothy Lawrence Yap, Bryan Benedict, IC Mendoza, Victor Basa, Rob Sy, Chris Leonardo, LM Mercado, Afi Africa, Melo Merkona, Jao Mapa, and Mosang, with special cameo appearances by Miss Multinational 2017 Sophia Senoron, Miss Eco International 2018 Cynthia Thomalla, RJ Ledesma and newly-elected Senator Francis Tolentino.
ALV Films President Arnold Vegafria is greatly excited about the loveteam's potential, particularly for today's young fans. He says, "With their combined strengths as influencers and exemplary role models for the youth, they can rightfully be hailed as today's fast-rising millennial icons.”
For some of the movie’s pivotal scenes, the producers spared no expense in recreating the lavish and opulent cinematic backdrops reminiscent of the acclaimed 1990 romcom Pretty Woman, which starred Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
David underwent intensive training in horseback riding and polo, and a chopper was also flown in for an authentic ‘old rich’ vibe.
The feel-good romcom, written by Charlotte Dianco, a popular Wattpad writer and TV director, also marks the second offering of ALV Films for this year.
Produced by ALV Films in cooperation with Garahe Films, distributed by Regal Films, Because I Love You opens in local cinemas on June 26.