- James Reid will no longer star in the remake of “Pedro Penduko”
- This was announced by Viva Films via official statement
- The production company revealed the reason why James backed out
Kapamilya actor James Reid has backed out from the much-awaited remake of “Pedro Penduko” where he will supposedly be the lead star.
KAMI learned that the celebrity suffered an injury and this became the reason why he is already incapable of portraying the iconic superhero role.
James, who had been training hard to be in proper “Pedro Penduko” form, acquired a spinal injury and he has been undergoing therapy and treatments to address it.
According to Viva Films, the superhero movie will still push through despite the much-talked-about withdrawal of its lead actor.
It also announced that the former “On The Wings Of Love” star is preparing for another film with his on and off-screen partner Nadine Lustre.
“Viva Films regretfully announces that it has accepted the withdrawal of James Reid from the movie Pedro Penduko for medical reasons...
“James has spinal injuries and the film Pedro Penduko involves intensive training and major stunts. His regular therapy and treatment prohibit him to train hard or perform for the rigid requirements…
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“James has spent over a year training and getting ready for this film and Viva truly appreciates his dedication and commitment to this project. Viva respects James decision and wishes him a speedy recovery…
“In the works is a reunion movie with Nadine Lustre. It will be a remake of the hit Korean movie, ‘Spellbound,’” Viva Films wrote in an official statement.
In a previous article by KAMI, James spoke up regarding the claims that Nadine will be the next “Darna.”
James Reid is a well-known actor and commercial endorser in the Philippines. He rose to fame after being hailed as the Grand Winner in “Pinoy Big Brother: few years ago.
He is now serving as one of the judges in “Idol Philippines.”
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