According to reports, Soriana will play the role of their mother in the film.
The story centers on Rowena, a transgender movie star who returns home to Guam for “recovery week” from her high school reunion. Rowena’s plan to live out her childhood dream of being a cheerleader fails when her mother’s cancer begins to worsen and she learns to appreciate the family she left behind.
“Having a legendary Filipino actress like Maricel Soriano reinforces our commitment to telling our stories from our authentic experiences and for our Filipino diaspora,” Leyco and Valdez said in a statement.
“Now more than ever, this allows us to further showcase our communities at a time when visibility must be taken to new heights to combat rising anti-trans and anti-Asian violence,” they added. .
Jhett Tolentino will produce the project in association with Shant Joshi’s Fae Pictures.
Production will begin in November in Hawaii and Guam.