Sarah Geronimo is by far the brightest music and movie star of her generation while John Lloyd Cruz has established a reputation as the blockbuster actor of recent history. So what happens when these big names are put together in one major big screen project?
In July 2008, “A”-rated A Very Special Love was released and became a huge hit that fans clamored for another film. Seven months later, Sarah and John Lloyd reprised their roles as Laida Magtalas and Miggy Montenegro in another Viva Films and Star Cinema co-production,You Changed My Life. The sequel grossed more than P225 million and became the first Filipino film to breach the P200-million mark at the local box office, a feat we thought only Hollywood pictures can achieve.
Due to the phenomenal success of the two movies, which raked almost 500 million pesos at the tills, Sarah and John Lloyd were bestowed with Box Office King and Queen honors by the Guillermo Mendoza Awards for two consecutive years (2008 and 2009). But all the good things came to an end in 2010 when both parties announced that they could no longer work together to do the third installment of A Very Special Love. Sources believed that their camps could not agree with the script while insiders said their personal issues got in the way. Diehard fanatics were devastated.
A few blockbuster films with different partners and a few breakups later, the onscreen tandem of Sarah and Lloydie has finally been given another chance to entertain its die-hard supporters. The long overdue third installment of the romcom series has finally been given a green light. The pair is shooting twice a week to deliver It Takes A Man And A Woman (the working title of the third movie) to the theaters in February as Star Cinema’s opening salvo for 2013.
And just when their fans though the movie is already the biggest delight, Sarah and Lloydie offer them another treat, another movie of course. The project will see Sarah caught in a love triangle with John Lloyd and Coco Martin. The film, if pushes through, will be released in the last quarter of 2013.