Here's a sneak peek at James Reid and Nancy McDonie's roles in The Soulmate Project

by James Patrick Anarcon
Feb 4, 2020
James Reid and Nancy McDonie have a look test for their characters in the upcoming series The Soulmate Project.
PHOTO/S: @danvillegas on Instagram

James Reid and Momoland member Nancy McDonie are gearing up for their upcoming series, The Soulmate Project.

On February 3, James and Nancy attended the look test for the upcoming project produced by ABS-CBN, Dreamscape Entertainment, iWant, and Project 8.

Project 8 is the production company helmed by Dan Villegas and Antoinette Jadaone, who will direct The Soulmate Project.

Dreamscape Entertainment is one of ABS-CBN's content providing units.

iWant is the digital streaming site of ABS-CBN which replays of local and cable TV content of the Kapamilya network and original content such as supplementary programs for shows aired on TV, series, and movies.

Dreamscape Entertainment AdProm Head Eric John Salut posted photos giving a sneak peek of James and Nancy's looks in the upcoming series.

James is seen wearing basketball shorts and a white sando covered with a jacket. Meanwhile, Nancy is wearing cute pyjamas.

Salut announced in the Instagram post, "The Soulmate Project is rolling soon!"

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Project 8 producer Dan Villegas, who was also present at the look test, also posted a black-and-white photo of Nancy and James in their casual wear.

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In Salut's second post, James wore a barista uniform, while Nancy wore a white top.

In another post by Villegas, James was seen wearing a suit, while Nancy wore a long pink gown.

Villegas wrote in his caption, "As requested."

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JAMES ALMOST DROPPED OUT OF THE SOULMATE PROJECT?

The look test comes four months after James and Nancy attended the story conference of The Soulmate Project.

After the story conference, fans of James and Nancy dubbed their tandem JaNcy.

On the day of the story conference, James took to Twitter to share his excitement about the project.

The singer-actor also asked some fans to stop creating "love team names" because, according to him, he already has one, which is JaDine, referring to his love team with Nadine Lustre.

A month later, on November 2019, PEP Alerts' Cabinet Files reported that the production staff of The Soulmate Project was disappointed with James.

According to Cabinet Files, James was thinking twice about pushing through with the project.

The source also said that the production staff of The Soulmate Project was equally upset with Nadine, since she was one reason why James began having second thoughts about the project.

Following the report, James, Nadine, and Dreamscape Entertainment have kept silent.

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Weeks later, when James was asked about The Soulmate Project at a press conference, he refused to give details.

He said, if with a smile: "I can't say too much about that right now, I'm sorry."

On January 1, 2020, PEP Alerts's Cabinet Files reported that James and Nadine had broken up due to “irreconcilable differences.”

On January 13, ABS-CBN released an omnibus plug for its 2020 offerings, confirming that The Soulmate Project will push through, and that James and Nancy are top-billing the project.

A week later, on January 20, James and Nadine confirmed their breakup on Tonight With Boy Abunda through an official statement.

ABS-CBN and Dreamscape Entertainment have yet to announce when The Soulmate Project will air.

However, in a previous interview, director and writer Antoinette Jadaone said that the series will be canned before it gets aired, with a total run of 13 weeks.

As a co-production of iWant and ABS-CBN, The Soulmate Project is expected to air both on television and the Kapamilya network's online streaming site.

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James Reid and Nancy McDonie have a look test for their characters in the upcoming series The Soulmate Project.
PHOTO/S: @danvillegas on Instagram
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