After delays in production and changes in the script and cast members, Manay Po 2 has finally started its shooting yesterday, January 24.
Kanina sa Tycoon office ng Regal Entertainment sa Ortigas ay nagkaroon ng second story conference ang sequel ng 2006 hit movie from Regal about a mother with three gay sons, portrayed by Cherry Pie Picache, together with John Prats, Polo Ravales, and Jiro Manio.
Nagkaroon na ito ng first story conference last month ngunit nagbago ang plano dahil sa big cast change and new addition to the lineup. Officially portraying the babymaker will be Rufa Mae Quinto, who signed in as part of her new contract with Regal.
Rufa Mae did three successful movies last year: Viva Films' Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat; OctoArts Films' Pasukob; and Regal Entertainment's Desperadas.
She will be joining Cherry, John, Polo, Jiro, Mike Tan, Christian Vasquez, IC Mendoza, Charles Christianson, Giselle Sanchez, and Jim Pebangco in this movie.
Ang mga bagong papasok naman sa sequel bukod kay Rufa Mae ay sina Marco Alcaraz bilang boyfriend ni Rufa Mae; Rubirubi bilang sexy star na pagseselosan ni Cherry Pie kay Christian; Dion Ignacio bilang PE teacher ni Jiro; Kris Bernal bilang girlfriend ni Jiro; Sean Ignacio bilang best friend ni Jiro; at Bulacan Councilor Alex Castro bilang bagong love ni John.
As of this writing, wala pang nakukuhang kapalit para kay Luis Alandy who begged off from reprising his role as Polo's partner in this Joel Lamangan-directed movie. Bagama't dumalo si Alfred Vargas sa story conference, hindi pumuwede ang kanyang schedule kung kaya't si James Blanco na ang posibleng maging kapalit niya.
May playdate na ang Manay Po 2, sa Black Saturday, March 23.