After her successful concert tour in the US, and in celebration of her 15th anniversary in show business, Pop Royalty Sarah Geronimo is back on the big screen via VIVA Films’ newest release, the drama comedy, “Miss Granny.”
Co-starring with Multimedia Prince, James Reid and Kapamilya Heartthrob, Xian Lim under the able direction of certified hit maker Bb. Joyce Bernal, “Miss Granny” is based on the worldwide South Korean blockbuster film released in 2014.
Topbilled by Eun Kyung Shim and Moon He Na, the movie bagged several prestigious awards and has had similarly successful adaptations in China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Germany and other countries.
Currently in the works are the English and Spanish language versions from Hollywood.
“Miss Granny” follows the magical tale of 70-year-old pensioner Fely (played by veteran actress, Nova Villa), who magically transforms back to her 20-year-old self as Audrey (portrayed by Sarah) after having her picture taken in a mysterious photo studio.
Fely is cranky and a control freak. Living together with her son’s family leads to the hospitalization of her daughter-in-law and her son wanting to throw her out of his place.
But she is a loving grandmother as well who gives all-out support to her grandson Jeboy’s (James) dream of becoming a musician.
In an interview, Sarah admitted being challenged by the role in as much as her nuances and look had to conform with that of Fely’s character.
Said the singer-actress, “May tumutulong po sa akin na acting coach. Kasi, siyempre, ang nuances of a woman in her 70s, medyo iba sa galaw ng 20s. Siyempre, medyo matagal na iyong huling acting project ko, so challenging din for me.”
Sarah was last seen in the hit rom-com, “Finally Found Someone,” her reunion project with John Lloyd Cruz a year ago.
But she added she and the rest of the team had so much fun working on “Miss Granny,” which happens to be her first film with Direk Joyce.
She said, “Magaan lang po ang trabaho. Para po ito sa buong pamilya, para sa mga nangangarap. Itong istorya po ay dedicated to all the mothers out there. Pinapakita po nito iyong unconditional at fearless na pagmamahal ng isang ina sa kanyang anak. It’s also a dreamer’s story.”
Go weep, laugh, dance and sing with Sarah, James and Xian when this year’s highly anticipated film, “Miss Granny,” opens in theaters nationwide on August 22, only from VIVA Films.