Ai Ai, Marian Rivera to topbill comedy film

Posted at 01/16/13 10:14 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Marian Rivera is thrilled to co-star with Kapamilya comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas in an upcoming big screen project.

"Sobrang saya ko. Sobrang nakakataba ng puso saka ang dami kong natututunan kay ate Ai sa pagco-comedy," Rivera was quoted as saying by news site Yahoo! Philippines.

Kapamilya comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas and Actress Marian Rivera 

"Kahit ako minsan, natutulala sa kanya minsan pag nagli-line siya kasi sobrang galing talaga niya. At least, masasabi ko na nakasama ko siya, at happy ako doon," the 28-year-old actress said.

The film, reportedly with the working title "Kung Fu Divas," is the first time Rivera and delas Alas will co-star in a project.

De las Alas, whose recent movie "Sisterakas" is now the all-time highest grossing local film, is a talent of ABS-CBN. Rivera, on the other hand, is a contract artist of rival network GMA-7.

"Kung Fu Divas" is not the only project that will see Rivera's team-up with a prized Kapamilya star this year.

In October, film production company Regal Films announced that Rivera's romance film co-starring Coco Martin will be released in the first quarter of 2013.

Directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes, the project with the working title "Maybe This Time" has generated buzz among fans of Martin and Rivera, as the two have faced off a number of times as the lead stars of their respective prime time series.