Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, collectively known as KathNiel, will soon thrill millions of their fans worldwide in their upcoming reunion project – a digital movie series titled “The House Arrest of Us,” that marks a first for Star Cinema, the film arm of the Filipino-owned multi-media company ABS-CBN.
Different from the usual almost two-hours-long movie viewing, the movie “The House Arrest of Us” will be divided into 13 episodes with each episode being released weekly, which viewers from different countries around the world get to watch repeatedly throughout the season.
Kathniel were last seen in the TV series was “La Luna Sangre” in 2017, while it was in 2018 when they starred in the box-office hit Filipino film “The Hows of Us.”
In “The House Arrest of Us,” the enhanced community quarantine was announced at the time when Korics’ (Daniel) family went to meet Q’s (Kathryn) family for the pamamanhikan, a Filipino tradition where the man with his family formally asks the permission of the woman’s family to marry her. This forces the total opposites and warring families of the newly engaged couple to live under one roof, which will also test the couple’s relationship.
The reel and real-life couple are excited for everyone to watch their romantic-comedy digital movie series “The House Arrest of Us,” which they believe delivers good comedy and gives a peek into the Filipino culture.
“I think nami-miss na nila ‘yong ganitong style ng comedy,” Daniel explained during the media conference for the digital movie series. “Kasi it is the first time nating gagawa ng scenes na ang pagka-mount niya is isang pelikula pero ‘yong script natin is sobrang nakakatawa, hindi tayo bumibitaw sa comedy pero nando’n ‘yong puso. So do’n makaka-relate ‘yong mga Pilipino, OFW man o nandito sa Pilipinas.”
On the other hand, Kathryn is happy that their film showcases the Filipino culture. She shares, “ipapakita dito ‘yong culture natin as Filipino family. Tayo kasi ‘pag sinabi mong pamilya dadaan ka talaga sa pamamanhikan. So maganda ipakita na ganito ang culture nating mga Pinoy, na bago mo makuha talaga ‘yong kamay ng babae ito ‘yong pinagdadaanan natin kasi gano’n tayo lumaki. So nakaka-proud at excited kami na mapanood ninyo ito especially the younger generations, na ganito ang ginagawa ng mga lolo’t lola natin dati pa.”
“The House Arrest of Us” also stars Herbert Bautista, Ruffa Gutierrez, Gardo Versoza, Arlene Muhlach, Dennis Padilla, Anthony Jennings, Riva Quenery, Alora Sasam, and Hyubs Azarcon under the direction of Richard Arellano.
Will their families’ differences affect their relationship? Will their wedding push through? Find out as “The House Arrest of Us” becomes available to viewers worldwide starting October 25 on iWantTFC and TFC IPTV, with a new episode drop every Sunday (Manila time).
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