Judy Ann Santos is set to topbill the Cinemalaya 2016 entry Kusina.
This is according to a script she posted on her Instagram account last May 25.
The script also indicated that Judy Ann will play the role of Juanita.
Kusina will also star Joem Bascon and Luis Alandy, who were both present during the story conference of the film.
The official website of Cinemalaya desribes the plt of the movie as follows: "Kusina is the silent witness to the life and love of Juanita. It is her sanctuary, the place where she creates dishes for her family, her friends, even enemies and strangers. Through cooking, she gets to know the people around her, and in return, reveal herself to them."
The script won the Grand Prize during the Don Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature in 2006.
The movie with the international title Her Kitchen is directed by Cenon Obispo Palomares and David Corpuz.
Cenon is known for being a writer of TV5 teleseryes including the 2011 series Babaeng Hampaslupa, starring Alex Gonzaga, Alice Dixson and Susan Roces.
David, on the other hand, directed the Cinemalaya 2014 short film entry The Ordinary Things We Do.
This is not the first time that Judy Ann will star in a Cinemalaya entry.
She topbilled in the 2012 Directors’ Showcase entry Mga Mumunting Lihim, directed by Jose Javier Reyes with Agot Isidro, Iza Calzado and Janice de Belen as her co-stars.
Judy Ann and her co-stars won the Cinemalaya Best Actress award in the Directors’ Showcase category.
However, Kusina marks her return to doing films after giving birth to her second baby to husband Ryan Agoncillo last January.
MS. JUDY ANN SANTOS' comeback film is KUSINA, an entry to the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2016; from a Palanca award-winning script ten years ago. This project really waited for the rightful cast headed by our young Superstar with our very good friends and outstanding actors Joem Bascon and Luis Alandy among many others. Because of the delayed flight and traffic, I missed the storycon yesterday. I can't wait for the actual shoot happening very soon. CONGRATULATIONS Team KUSINA! ???????? #cinemalaya2016 #kusina #greatteam