Isko Moreno chosen to play Andres Bonifacio in film

Producers behind what is described as the “ultimate Bonifacio film” have found their lead star.

Film director Erik Matti, producer Dondon Monteverde and Susan Meyer, great-granddaughter of hero Andres Bonifacio, announced they have handpicked Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso to portray Bonifacio in a legacy film project to be produced under Regal Entertainment.

According to Matti and Monteverde, “parallels” in the lives of Mayor Isko and Bonifacio were a major factor in their decision to offer the role to the actor-turned-politician, calling him a “perfect choice” because “aside from their physical resemblance, both were theater actors who hailed from Tondo, Manila. And just like Moreno, the hero’s father, Santiago Bonifacio, was a former Manila mayor.”

Dingdong Dantes, Coco Martin, Jericho Rosales, Alden Richards and even Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto were among those being considered.

Source: https://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2021/06/12/2104773/isko-moreno-chosen-play-andres-bonifacio-film

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