Coco Martin and Erich Gonzales are set to star in the upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye Juan Dela Cruz. According to several sources, Juan Dela Cruz is a historical epic and will be some sort of a mini-series.
From the script first written for a movie, the said series will banner the Kapamilya offerings during the first quarter of 2013. Initially, Juan Dela Cruz is submitted for MMFF 2012 but it was rejected along with 6 other scripts.
If Juan Dela Cruz was called for as a movie, it is supposed to be directed by Richard Somes. The teleserye version, however, will be helmed by Malu Sevilla. Deo Endrinal's CineMedia will produce the show.
Aside from Coco and Erich, the said teleserye will also star Zsa Zsa Padilla, Mylene Dizon and Ms. Gina Pareño. Contrary to early reports, Angel Locsin will not be Coco's leading lady in the project as the actress is said to be given another teleserye project for 2013.
Aside from Juan Dela Cruz, Coco Martin is also doing a movie with Walang Hanggan leading lady Julia Montes, portions of which were shot in Amsterdam. The said project was announced during the show's thanksgiving concert at the Araneta Coliseum.
Meanwhile, Erich Gonzales has an entry to the 2012 Cinema One Originals Film Festival titled Mariposa Sa Hawla ng Gabi which can be watched along with other entries from November 28 to December 9 at Robinson’s Galleria Movie World and from November 29 to December 4 at the Edsa Shang Cineplex.