Matteo Guidicelli announced as new ‘Pedro Penduko’ after James Reid backed out

Matteo Guidicelli announced as new ‘Pedro Penduko’ after James Reid backed out

- Matteo Guidicelli has been tapped to replace fellow actor James Reid as this generation’s version of “Pedro Penduko”

- It was also announced to the public that Jason Paul Laxamana will serve as the new director of the upcoming movie

- In a recent interview with the press, Matteo aired his honest thoughts about being chosen to portray the iconic role

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Matteo Guidicelli is the new “Pedro Penduko”!

KAMI learned that the prominent actor has been tapped to portray the iconic role just few months after James Reid decided to back out.

The announcement was made on Tuesday, October 22, and it was also revealed that Jason Paul Laxamana will become the movie’s new director.

Matteo stated that he has been preparing hard for the character, and that he and his team are now excited to finally begin filming the much-awaited project.

He also emphasized that the film will feature the culture and tradition of the Philippines such as the famous stick fighting in Visayas.

"We've been eager, excited to start with Pedro Penduko. With direk Sonny, we've been training for two months now, yung mga fight scenes namin, physical conditioning,” he quipped.

"A lot of cultural references especially with the Philippine marital arts tradition. They do a lot of stick fighting Visayan style… I think we'll be featuring also yung mga lumang style of tatoos… So it will be all about the culture and tradition," he added.

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Meanwhile, Jason Paul unhesitatingly disclosed that the story of “Pedro Penduko” now is different from what was prepared for James Reid.

He mentioned that there will be different worlds in the new version since he wants to feature the ancient Visayas and Cebu’s Land of the Spirits.

"May part ng story na Pedro will go to another world. That another world is like para siyang ancient Visayas… Meron din tayong setting na Land of the Spirits according to Cebuano... mas Visayan,” he stressed.

"I want them to appear as we visited the Visayan old times,” he added.

In a previous article by KAMI, Matteo received a heartwarming birthday message from his girlfriend Sarah Geronimo.

Matteo Guidicelli is an award-winning Filipino actor and endorser. He continues to urge his fellow celebrities to serve the country by entering the armed forces.

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