Vice Ganda, Maricel to team up for new film

Posted at 01/29/2013 7:14 PM | Updated as of 01/30/2013 1:33 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Vice Ganda will portray four characters in an upcoming comedy film co-starring Maricel Soriano and Gabby Concepcion.

Vice Ganda and Maricel Soriano. File photos

Following the blockbuster success of "Sisterakas" and "The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin," Vice Ganda and director Wenn V Deramas will work together anew for "Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy."

The Viva Films production will see the first team-up of the "It's Showtime" host and Soriano.

"Sobrang masayang masaya ako dito sa paparating na project ko kasi kasama ko si Inay Maria (Soriano). Eh noon ko pa 'yun wini-wish eh," Vice Ganda told ABS-CBN News on Tuesday.

The comedian-host related that he had been asked in an earlier interview on what he wants to achieve in his career.

"Sabi ko, 'Dream ko masampal ni Maricel Soriano.' 'Di ba kumpleto na 'yung pagiging artista ko 'pag masampal ako ni Maricel Soriano? Sa movie lang ah, hindi sa totoong buhay," he said, laughing.

Referring to his four characters in the movie, Vice Ganda said his roles "Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy" may be his most challenging to date.

"Gusto ko pag lalaki ako, gusto magpalaki ng katawan. Gusto ko pag girl ako, bigyan sana nila ako ng time magpapayat ulit, para mukhang babae," he said.

According to Vice Ganda, Soriano and Concepcion will play his parents in the movie.

"Pinangarap ko 'to, pinagdasal ko 'tong pelikulang ito, kaya gagalingan ko," the comedian-host said.

The big screen project, which is set to start filming on February 12, comes after a recent controversy involving Soriano and actor Gerald Anderson.

Last week, reports on Soriano's alleged outburst on the set of the upcoming drama series "Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin" circulated online.

Soriano's manager and ABS-CBN -- which is producing the TV series -- have since decided to exclude the "Diamond Star" from the cast. Actress Dawn Zulueta will replace Soriano in the project.

Commenting on the controversy, Vice Ganda said, "Lahat naman tayo, lahat naman ng tao, marami pang pagkakataong darating pa. Hindi naman natatapos ang lahat sa isang pangyayari lang."