Redwood City, CA (Vocus) February 27, 2010
While John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo scored major box-office triumphs in 2009 with other on-screen love interests -- John Lloyd with Sarah Geronimo in ''You Changed My Life'' and Bea with Sam Milby in ''And I Love You So'' -- their legion of fans missed seeing their phenomenal loveteam in a movie for almost three years.
This March, the celebrated on-screen couple reunites in a major way with Star Cinema’s latest romance drama, ''Miss You Like Crazy.'' Fans in the U.S. will be delighted to know that Bea will be gracing the movie’s premieres in Los Angeles on March 12 and in Honolulu on March 14.
“Regalo namin ito sa mga fans namin (This is our gift to our fans),” says Bea, whose last film team-up with John Lloyd was ''One More Chance'' that earned for them the titles of Box Office King and Queen for 2007. The film not only boosted the couple’s Philippine fan base but also strengthened their global following, making them the top love team among Filipino audiences all over the world.
Yet fans should be ready for a different John Lloyd and Bea in ''Miss You Like Crazy.'' The two actors have been exercising their acting chops playing more mature roles and complex, conflicted characters. In ''Miss You Like Crazy,'' John Lloyd plays the role of Allan, a man on top of his game professionally and enjoying a stable relationship with his dream girl, Daphne (played by rising star Maricar Reyes). Bea breathes life to the character of Mia, a Filipina front desk officer working in Kuala Lumpur who is looking for a change in what seems to be a forlorn life. Two individuals with seemingly predestined lives suddenly find their paths crossing on a ferry boat ride that will change the course of their journeys forever.
The film has been described as an “imperfect love story”: finding your perfect match at an imperfect time of your life. At the helm of this highly anticipated John Lloyd-Bea reunion is no less than Cathy Garcia-Molina who directed ''One More Chance'' and scored back-to-back hits herself with John Lloyd and Sarah Geronimo in ''A Very Special Love'' and ''You Changed My Life.'' The director revealed that 60 percent of the movie was shot in Malaysia. For ''Miss You Like Crazy,'' Erik Santos sings the theme song and 90’s hit of the same title.
“For this on-screen comeback of John Lloyd and Bea, we are aware that fans have high expectations. So, Star Cinema made sure to come up with a film that’s worth the wait,” said Kerwin Du, ABS-CBN International’s Head of Theatricals. “After delighting thousands of Filipino moviegoers here with Paano Na Kaya, giving them a first taste of ‘Kimerald’ flavor (Kim Chiu-Gerald Anderson), we bring back the John Lloyd-Bea magic with 'Miss You Like Crazy.'”
Catch Bea at the following premieres of ''Miss You Like Crazy'':
March 12, 2010 (Friday)
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203
Tickets: 2:00pm - $20; 8:00pm - $25
March 14, 2010 (Sunday)
Hawaii Theatre Center
1130 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Tickets: 1:00pm - $25; 6:30pm - $25
For more information, please visit http://www.abs-cbnglobalmovies.com or call 1.800.227.9676.
About ABS-CBN International
ABS-CBN International was created more than 15 years ago to be of service to all Filipinos. With the launch of The Filipino Channel (TFC), the company became the first and most successful Filipino broadcaster in the U.S. The company offers telecommunication, retail, theatricals, money remittance and cargo services, online audio and video streaming, IPTV content along with philanthropic support for Filipinos and the communities they now call home. Based in Redwood City, Calif., ABS-CBN International is the largest Filipino entertainment and broadcasting company in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.abs-cbnglobal.com .