Lea Salonga to star in a Hollywood film

Lea Salonga is starring in a Hollywood film titled Yellow Rose, together with Miss Saigon actress Eva Noblezada and Princess Punzalan.

Yellow Rose is about Rosario Garcia (Eva Noblezada’s character) an undocumented teenager in Texas who feels alienated from the Filipino culture and fears being shipped back to the Philippines.

In her Inquirer column, Salonga said that she will play the role of Rosario Garcia’s aunt, Gail.

It was not clear whether the film will be a musical but its casting required playing a musical instrument. Burton Casting described Rosario’s character as “a spitfire but a highly insecure young woman whose ambition sometimes gets the better part of her.”

Apart from the three Filipinas, Diane Paragas, the movie’s director, casted Gustavo Gomez, Libby Villari, and Sandy Avila.

The film will land in theaters on November 2018.


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