Filipino fans will finally get the chance to see Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer in person when he visits the country next month.
The 22-year-old actor and model will be the new face of the clothing brand Penshoppe, following the endorsement of British actor Ed Westwick of the popular American TV series, Gossip Girl.
A fan conference is set for the Thai actor on October 28 at the PICC Plenary Hall in Manila. It will be hosted by fellow Thai celebrity and MTV VJ Utt.
Mario debuted as an actor in the movie, The Love of Siam, in 2007.
He played a conflicted teenager who falls in love with his childhood friend.
His portrayal in the movie impressed fans from the Philippines, he won the Best Actor award at the 2008 Cinemanila International Film Festival. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)
His movie, First Love (or Crazy Little Thing Called Love), on the other hand, earned high ratings for ABS-CBN when it was aired here last June 5.
Mario’s most recent movie shown in the Philippines was the horror film, Bangkok Ghost Stories.
MOVIE WITH STAR CINEMA. When news about Mario’s visit to the Philippines came out, there were rumors that he would be doing a movie with Kapamilya actress Erich Gonzales.
Although nothing had been finalized, Erich said she was grateful to be considered as his leading lady. (CLICK HERE to read related article)
Joyce Ramirez of PR Asia Worldwide said to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) this morning, September 23, that the Mario Maurer movie has been approved but a contract has not been signed yet.
It is still not yet official if Erich will be his leading lady.
Star Cinema will start work on the movie in March 2012.
"Ten [shooting] days in Manila and 15 days in Bangkok," said Joyce in a text message to PEP.
The group is currently auditioning the Thai cast, that will also be supported by Filipino actors.
Mario’s movie, if it pushes through, will be directed by Filipino director Rory Quintos.