Televiewers will finally witness GMA-7’s modern adaptation of Maricel Soriano and Lorna Tolentino’s 1987 film Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa.
This upcoming Kapuso teleserye is now topbilled by Julie Anne San Jose and LJ Reyes.
In a teaser launched by Kapuso network, Julie Anne and LJ reenacted the iconic pool scene of the movie where Maricel and Lorna had a confrontation and ended up slapping each other's faces.
Julie Anne (who plays Santina) was lying on a beach chair wearing a pink bikini when LJ (who plays Angeli) came out from their house wearing a one-piece dark bathing suit.
Angeli admonished Santina, “Huwag kang umarte na akala mo kung sino ka dahil sampid ka lang dito.”
Santina questioned her, “Bakit, pareho lang naman tayong pinulot sa lupa?”
The two ended up slapping each other’s faces!
In the original 1987 movie, Angeli (Maricel) also warned Santina (Lorna) about her place in the house, saying, "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!"
Santina then responded, “Bakit, di ba pareho lang tayo? Pinulot sa lupa?”
They slapped each other’s faces. Their confrontation ended when Angeli pushed Santina into the pool and left her drowning.
For this film, Maricel earned a Best Actress nomination in the FAMAS Awards in 1988.
Aside from LJ and Julie Anne, the 2017 adaptation of Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa also stars Jean Garcia, Victor Neri, Martin del Rosario, and Benjamin Alves.
GABBY MEETS BENJAMIN. Two weeks ago, Benjamin posted on his Instagram account a photo with actor Gabby Concepcion during their annual Kapuso Christmas Party.
In the original movie, Gabby portrayed Ephraim, the man torn between Santina and Angeli.
In the 2017 version, Benjamin is reprising the role of Gabby.
Benjamin wrote in the caption, “Tito [Gabby] was all smiles and full of energy for each Kapuso wanting a photo with him, which was nearly everyone, including me!
“I'm excited to reprise your role in Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa. I hope you'll be happy on how I take on Ephraim Esquivel!”
With Tito @concepciongabby last night at our annual GMA Christmas Party. Tito was all smiles and full of energy for each Kapuso wanting a photo with him, which was nearly everyone, including me! I'm excited to reprise your role in Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa. I hope you'll be happy on how I take on Ephraim Esquivel! Congrats to all our Kapusos who won and participated in last night's events. Happy Holidays to us all.
Ben also shared a photo with his Pinulot leading lady and rumored girlfriend Julie Anne together with Gabby.
In a previous PEP interview, Jean Garcia revealed that their show was supposed to air in November but it was postponed.
Ben then announced on Instagram that they are already set to air in January 2017 on GMA’s Afternoon Prime block.