PBB winner stars in viral 'Diary ng Panget' trailer

Posted at 03/22/14 4:21 PM

MANILA - The official full-length trailer of the romantic comedy film "Diary ng Panget" starring Pinoy Big Brother winner James Reid and Nadine Lustre quickly went viral after being released on Thursday.

The three-minute clip, posted by Viva Entertainment online, introduces the love-hate relationship between a simple working student Eya Rodriguez (Lustre) and a rich heartthrob Cross Sandford (Reid).

Forced to work as the Sandford's household help, Eya slowly forms an unlikely friendship with Cross, much to the ire of her fellow students.

Alongside the lead stars are teen actress Yassi Pressman ("Kaleidoscope World") and Andre Paras, son of PBA superstar-turned TV actor Benjie Paras.

As of writing, the full-length trailer, as well as an earlier teaser, has already garnered over more than one million views on YouTube combined.

"Diary of Panget" is based on a best-selling book of the same name, which debuted online via Wattpad and later on published and distributed by Viva-PSICOM Publishing Corp.

Directed by Andoy Ranay ("When the Love is Gone") and written by Mel del Rosario ("Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy," "A Secret Affair"), the romantic comedy film is set to hit theaters nationwide on April 2.