Star Magic reportedly thinking of pulling out their talents from "One Night Only"
PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) got an unconfirmed report that ABS-CBN's Star Magic pulled out its talents in OctoArts Films' 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry, One Night Only.
Sa pagpasok ni Katrina Halili, hindi lang sa nasabing festival movie written and directed by Joey Reyes but also sa OctoArts mismo as its newest exclusive star, tinanong na agad ng PEP si Direk Joey and OctoArts producer Mr. Orly Ilacad sa presscon-launch ng two-time FHM Sexiest Woman kung paano ang magiging billing ng One Night Only dahil nangangamoy conflict na ito that time pa lang.
Prior to Katrina's entry, the movie was submitted to the MMFF screening committee with Angelica Panganiban, Roxanne Guinoo, and Valerie Concepcion as the main cast with Diether Ocampo as the main leading man.
Si Mr. Ilacad na ang sumagot sa amin na baka mauna si Katrina sa billing at may "and" si Angelica; or it could be the other way around, si Angelica ang first sa billing at si Katrina ang may "and." Pahabol pa ni Mr. Ilacad, kakausapin niya ang lahat ang managers involved dahil pelikula pa rin naman ito ng mga alaga nila at may equal exposure pa rin naman lahat.
Late this week, nakatanggap ang PEP ng balita na na-pull out ang mga Star Magic stars sa nasabing movie and there was a letter to support this submitted to the OctoArts office. We immediately asked three key persons who could shed light on this: OctoArts publicist Aster Amoyo, Katrina's personal handler Omar Sortijas, and someone from Star Magic. All were surprised sa tanong namin dahil wala pa pala talagang nakakaalam kung totoo nga ito.
Ayon sa balita, the intended pull-out is because ayaw diumanong maging support lang ang Star Magic talents kay Katrina.
Earlier tonight, August 2, sa presscon ng ABS-CBN for Valerie, nakita ng PEP si Ms. Amoyo so we asked her again. According to her, she heard there was indeed a letter but there will be further meetings na magaganap with OctoArts and ABS-CBN to reconsider the position.
The OctoArts publicist insists though that there will be no support role dahil equal exposure ang mga bida sa One Night Only, which according to Direk Joey, will revolve around 24 characters.