Variety reported that Megastar Sharon Cuneta will star in the film adaptation of Marivi Soliven’s novel “The Mango Bride.” Rae Red(Babe at Baril) will adapt the screenplay and Martin Edralin will direct. Production will start late 2022.
Acclaimed Philippines actor Sharon Cuneta (“Caregiver”) will star in and executive produce the feature film adaptation of Marivi Soliven’s award-winning novel “The Mango Bride.”
The novel chronicles the lives of two Filipino women — Amparo, a quiet socialite born into a wealthy family, and Beverly, a wide-eyed mail-order bride — who migrate to California and discover hidden truths as their stories meet and intertwine. It was published in 2013 in English by Penguin Random House, in Filipino by National Book Store and in Spanish by Grupo Planeta. The novel won the highest literary prize in the Philippines – the Grand Prize of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards.
Filipino-Canadian filmmaker Martin Edralin, who tackled a migration theme in the Canadian Screen Awards nominated and SXSW-winning feature “Islands,” will direct. Rae Red (“The Woman and the Gun”) is adapting the novel as a screenplay. (SOURCE)