Bea Alonzo to star in Hollywood film

FIL-BRITISH actress Bea Alonzo, 33, whose real name is Phylbert Angelli Ranollo Fagestrom, has transferred to GMA Nework. She will star in a Hollywood film.

Another Filipino actress will star in a Hollywood film.
She is Bea Alonzo, 33, who is Phylbert Angelli Ranollo Fagestrom in real life.
The Filipino-British actress said she is taking the lead role in the upcoming Hollywood war film “Angel Warrior.”
According to a report by Variety, Alonzo will play the “she-devil” lead of a World War II-based story written by Cyrus Nowrasteh.
The film was derived from a “fact-based WWII story.” It will follow the Philippines’ resistance movements in Panay island against the Japanese occupation.

“Angel Warrior” will be produced by Inspire Studios founder Francis Lara Ho, while John Shepherd and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will serve as executive producers. Its screenplay was written by Nowrasteh.

Alonzo also confirmed her new project on Instagram: “And the secret is out!! Yes, I’ll be doing a World War 2 film soon. I’ll keep you posted about the future developments.”

The film is expected to start shooting in mid-2022 before it is released later in the same year
Just last August, Filipino actress Lovi Poe said she has been selected for a Hollywood movie.
 Poe said she will star in the Hollywood film The Chelsea Cowboy.
 
A Deadline report stated that the film is a biopic produced by Idris Elba based on the life of John Bindon.
After the release of the Deadline report, Lovi confirmed the news on her Instagram page. “Ahhh… can’t wait to start filming The Chelsea Cowboy in October… Excited to be working with this amazing team of creatives,” she wrote.
Lovie, 32, who is Lourdes Virginia Moran Poe in real life, was immediately congratulated by fellow actors after learning of the report. Lovie is the daughter of the late movie king Fernando Poe Jr. and actress Rowena Moran.

The Deadline report added that Lovi’s co-stars in the film are Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four, Beastly) and Poppy Delevingne (Kingsman:The Golden Circle, Spy Intervention).

The film will be directed by Ben Cookson.

In what was described as “her biggest English-language movie role to date,” Lovi will portray British Blues singer Dana Gillespie, Bindon’s employer.

Bindon’s ties with Gillespie allowed him access to high society, most notably the island of Mustique where he met the rebel royal Princess Margaret.

Gillespie was reported to be close with Hollywood’s leading singers and actors. Citing a biography, Deadline reported that Gillespie’s famous lovers include David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Michael Cane, Jimmy Paige, Keith Moon and Sean Connery.

The Chelsea Cowboy will begin filming in late September 2021.

The film will be based on Bindon’s life story and his inability to leave his criminal past behind despite having a successful acting career.

Several fellow Filipino celebrities including KC Concepcion and Raymond Gutierrez congratulated Lovi for her milestone.

Lovi is most known for her performances as Kristal Maisog in the series Bakekang (2006) and Shiela Real in the series Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real (2014).

She bagged her first acting award as Best Actress at the 2010 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival for her portrayal of Lilibeth in the film Mayohan. She was also nominated for a FAMAS Best Actress Award in the same year for her role as Kath Asero in Sagrada Familia.

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