Kim Chiu turns comedienne in 'Bride for Rent' teasers

Posted at 12/28/2013 10:24 PM

MANILA -- ABS-CBN film arm Star Cinema has debuted teasers for "Bride for Rent," the second movie to star onscreen couple Xian Lim and Kim Chiu in lead roles.

The televised previews, which were also posted on Star Cinema's YouTube page, show Chiu's character apparently auditioning for an acting role.

The actress is seen gamely delivering a declamation piece and performing an "interpretative dance." She then screams upon learning of the role she is applying for -- to be the wife of Xian Lim's character.

Directed by Mae Czarina Cruz ("She's the One," "Catch Me... I'm in Love"), "Bride for Rent" is scheduled for a January 15, 2014 release.

This premiere date is less than a year since the release of "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?", the first big-screen team-up of Chiu and Lim, which grossed over P100 million in three weeks.

The romantic-comedy film hit theaters last July 31.

Before "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?", Chiu and Lim co-starred in the primetime series "My Binondo Girl," which introduced their tandem, and the highly successful "Ina, Kapatid, Anak."

"Bride for Rent" also stars Pilita Corales, Tirso Cruz III, Matt Evans, Martin del Rosario, and Matt Evans.