The runaway local hit novel of 2013 by Marcelo Santos III is now officially a romantic movie!  Slated to open next week, Viva Films and Star Cinema brings to the public the much awaited romance-filled film of the year ‘PARA SA HOPELESS ROMANTIC.’

Directed by Andoy Ranay (Talk Back and You’re Dead, Diary Ng Panget), the film brings back together for the fourth time the on-screen love tandem of James Reid and Nadine Lustre or #JaDine to fans.  It also stars Julia Barreto, Inigo Pascual, AJ Muhlach and Shy Carlos.

Marcelo Santos III, AJ Muhlach, Shy Carlos, Nadine Lustre, James Reid, Direk Andoy Ranay

Yesterday was dubbed as #BloggersWithJaDine day as Viva Films brought together for a special round table interview the cast of Para Sa Hopeless Romantic (PSHR): James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Shy Carlos and AJ Muhlach together with the writer Marcelo Santos III and director Andoy Ranay.

James Reid said that Para Sa Hopeless Romantic is very different from the first two films that he did with Nadine and Direk Andoy.  He also said that compared to the other films that he did, his character in PSHR is the one that he can really relate too.

James Reid
James Reid

James and Nadine will portray a high school sweetheart whose romance ended abruptly with James calling it quits without giving Nadine any explanation.  This sends Nadine in limbo looking for answers and pining for closure and reconciliation.  Nadine pour down all her frustrations to fiction writing.


Here’s the official movie trailer:

James Reid was clearly very much affected by the story of ‘Para Sa Hopeless Romantic’ and even made a straight comment that he ‘doesn’t believe in happy endings,’ – to which Nadine Lustre said as an advance birthday wish to his onscreen partner that she ‘will always be there for him.’

Nadine Lustre
Nadine Lustre

Shy Carlos plays Nadine Lustre’s happy-go-lucky and hopeless romantic friend while AJ Muhlach plays James Reid’s best pal in the story.

Direk Andoy Ranay said that Para Sa Hopeless Romantic is technically a first for him as he stitch-up three different story angles to make into one synergestic film.  Direk Andoy has proven himself as a new master of RomCom in the film industry and I am very much excited as much as very confident of the result of his third masterpiece with #JaDine

Aside from being one of the country’s hottest love tandem in films, James Reid and Nadine Lustre are dominating the OPM industry as well.  Here they are with the music video of the movie theme ‘Hanap-Hanap’:

PARA SA HOPELESS ROMANTIC opens in cinemas on May 13.  Catch the stars of the film as they went on tour starting today (May 7) at SM City Novaliches and Fisher Mall; May 8 at SM City Cebu; May 9 at SM City Manila and Market! Market!; and May 10  at Marquee Mall.

Marcelo Santos III second novel ‘PARA SA BROKEN HEARTED’ is still hot on the shelves while his most recent release ‘MAHAL MO SIYA, MAHAL KA BA’ is also doing very well.

Marcelo Santos III
Marcelo Santos III

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