Wednesday, October 22, 2008

“Pieta” TV remake premieres on October 27.

The timeless masterpiece of film director Carlo J. Caparas “Pieta” evolved into an afternoon TV series that will be shown on the Kapamilya station on October 27.

“Pieta” depicts the reality of life, the sorrow of a mother and the fight of her son. It is a tale of a mother’s unconditional love and her willingness to sacrifice everything for her son. It follows the story of Rigor who grew up without a father and his journey to find his identity.

The modern “Pieta” will showcase a new Ryan Agoncillo as Rigor and veteran actress Cherie Gil as Amanda who will play the roles of a mother and son. One of the series’ directors, Don Cuaresma, said that the biggest challenge of the series is to launch Agoncillo as an action star and to deglamourize Cherie Gil.

The TV series will really touch the heart of everyone since it will really shows real life and the life of poor and rich.

The well-respected director Carlo J. Caparas, extended his appreciation to ABS-CBN for doing the remake of his classic movie and he said that Ryan and Cherrie are good choices for the lead roles.

“Nagpapasalamat ako sa ABS-CBN at nagkasama kami ulit…sa palagay ko ito na ang pinaka-best na medium na napuntahan ng Pieta sa broadcasting,” Caparas said to ABS-CBN news.

The series will also feature respected actor John Regala who will play the role of Miguel, who is out to seek revenge at Amanda.

“Pieta” also stars some of the industry’s most talented actors and actresses: Jason Abalos, Jairus Aquino, Janus del Prado, John James Uy, Layka Ugarte, DJ Durano. Niel Sese, Nina Dolino, Ynez Veneracion, Krista Ranillo and Jestoni Alarcon with special participation of Allesandra de Rossi as the young Amanda, Baron Geisler, Joross Gamboa, Andre Muhlach, Fred Payawan, Vice Ganda, Charles Christianson, Tanya Gomez, Evangeline Pascual and Paul salas as the young Rigor.

Directed by Toto Natividad and Cuaresma with the supervision of Caparas, “Pieta” premieres on October 27 after “Wowowee.”


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