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Bea Alonzo cites busy schedule for bowing out of supposed movie with Alden Richards

Bea Alonzo cites busy schedule for bowing out of supposed movie with Alden Richards


The upcoming film collaboration of Bea Alonzo and Alden Richards will no longer push through, as the actress has withdrawn from the project.

Alonzo and Richards first paired up for the Filipino version of the hit South Korean series, Start-Up. As the show concluded in late December last year, the two were supposed to reunite their chemistry for a pilot big-screen offering.

In particular, Alonzo and Richards were supposed to headline the local adaptation of the Korean film A Moment To Remember. It stars Son Ye-jin from Crash Landing On You and  Jung Woo-sung from Innocent Witness. The movie follows a couple’s journey as they confront the difficulties brought about by Alzheimer’s disease.

However, Alonzo has stepped back from the cast of the said film.

Bea Alonzo backs out on movie with Alden Richards

On May 2, Alonzo’s management released an official statement through an episode of Fast Talk with Boy Abunda. They hoped to address the reason behind the actress’ withdrawal.

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“In the spirit of fairness, we deemed it appropriate to advise the producers of Special Memory, a movie adaptation of A Moment to Remember, that Ms. Bea Alonzo had to respectfully beg off due to her full schedule this year. [She] has contractual obligations with GMA network to fulfill, which shall remain our top priority.”

On the other hand, Abunda added that it was Alonzo’s verdict to opt-out to avoid delaying the team while she juggles other commitments. The production team has also been notified of the move and has decided to recast instead.

Meanwhile, GMA has announced the postponement of the movie adaptation. Once final, they will reveal the updated production date, cast, and cinema release soon.

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