Rumored couple Julie Anne San Jose and Benjamin Alves will be paired for the first time via the GMA-7 teleserye Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa.
This is a TV adaptation of the 1987 movie starring Maricel Soriano, Lorna Tolentino, and Gabby Concepcion.
Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa had its story conference earlier today, August 31.
Also part of the cast are LJ Reyes, Martin del Rosario, Jean Garcia, Ara Mina, and Victor Neri.
In an Instagram post by @martinchristiant, he said that LJ will portray Angeli, the character originally portrayed by Maricel.
Most likely, Julie Anne will portray Lorna's role (Santina) while Benjamin will bring life to the character played by Gabby (Efraim).
GMA's adaptation will be directed by Gina Alajar, who currently appears in the afternoon series Magkaibang Mundo.
Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa tells the story of Angeli, an orphan who finds comfort in her foster father Diony (Eddie Garcia) and friend Efraim, whom she later falls in love with.
However, Santina appears on their doorstep and earns the love of Diony and later, Efraim.
The series of events would make Angeli harbor ill feelings against Santina, whom she considers her as a rival.
The movie also featured an unforgettable confrontation scene wherein Maricel told Lorna's character, "Ayoko ng ikinikilos mo sa bahay na ito, tinanggap ka ng Papa, oo, pero huwag kang maka-arte-arte na akala mo kung sino ka dahil sampid ka lang dito!"
Lorna responded angrily, "Bakit, di ba pareho lang tayo? Pinulot sa lupa!"
The two slapped each other's face and ended their confrontation with Maricel pushing Lorna into a swimming pool and left her to drown.
Way back in 2008, it was announced that Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa would be part of GMA's defunct umbrella series Sine Novela featuring TV adaptations of classic movies.
However, the umbrella series ended in 2010 without remaking Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa.
In 2011, ABS-CBN announced that Gretchen Barretto and Angelica Panganiban were set to topbill a remake of this film. Their project was later replaced by an original series titled as Alta that was eventually shelved.
Last July, GMA again started airing soap operas derived from classic movies such as Sinungaling Mong Puso which currently airs on GMA's afternoon block.
Recently, Benjamin admitted that he and Julie Anne are now exclusively dating.
No timeslot or airing date has been announced yet for the TV adaptation of Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa.