Cathy Garcia-Molina to direct 'Mara Clara' stars' launching movie

Posted at 04/07/2011 12:36 AM | Updated as of 04/07/2011 12:36 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Box office director Cathy Garcia-Molina is set to direct the launching movie of “Mara Clara” lead stars Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo.

In an announcement made by Star Cinema through its official Twitter account on Wednesday, it revealed that Molina was finally chosen to take over the first big screen project of the 2 young stars.

Many are already speculating that this film will be a box office hit following the huge success of the “Mara Clara” remake.

Joining Montes and Bernardo in the cast of the upcoming movie are Albie Casiño and AJ Perez.

In a story conferece held last March 9, Montes told ABS-CBN News that she is both excited and nervous for this project.

“Kami ni Kathryn sobrang nagpapasalamat dahil nagbunga po yung hardwork ng buong team ng Mara Clara. Although mas malaki ang expectations ng tao kasi movie na ‘yon so may pressure pero mas nangingibabaw ‘yong gratitude and excitement namin,” she said.

Meanwhile, Perez told Push.com.ph how he’s feeling that Molina was the one chosen to direct the film.

“Alam naman nating lahat ang credentials ni Direk Cathy, lahat ng big stars na nakatrabaho niya. Kami na yata ang youngest na makaka-work niya. Hopefully coming from the recent success of our respective teleseryes, this will be a new experience for all of us. She told us na mahalin ‘yung trabaho namin and she will love us back,” he said.

According to reports, the cast will start shooting this April.