- Filipino actor James Reid and Nancy McDonie of K-pop group Momoland will be teaming up in a new drama which will be released on January 2020.
- The two will star in an ABS-CBN teleserye titled “Soulmate.”
- This comes shortly after the talent agency of both camps, had signed a multi-project deal which will feature Momoland in a travel show in Manila.
MANILA, Philippines—Filipino fans of Korean pop group Momoland, rejoice! Nancy McDonie will star in a local drama with heartthrob James Reid to be released early 2020.
Nancy, who also goes by her Korean name Lee Geu Roo, will star in a drama titled “Soulmate,” which will be directed by Antoinette Jadaone.
Jadaone previously worked with Reid and his real-life girlfriend Nadine Lustre in the film “Never Not Love You and hit series “On the Wings of Love.”
Soulmate will be produced by Dreamscape and is targeted for release on January 2020.
Nancy and Reid attended a story conference for their upcoming series last Friday.
This news comes shortly after ABS-CBN and Momoland’s talent agency, MLD Entertainment, signed a multi-project deal which includes a travel show featuring the K-pop group going around the country.
Nancy, who is acting in a drama for the first time, told ABS-CBN News: “It’s totally new to me — in a different country, new culture, so I’m very excited.”
Reid teased that, as the title suggests, it’s a “one-of-kind” show that’s about finding your soulmate.
The actor also admitted that he’s feeling starstruck over his co-star since it’s his first time working with an international artist.
Despite the new team-up, Reid made one request to local fans on Twitter: “I’m honored to be part of the new project ‘Soulmate’ on ABS-CBN but please guys, no love team names.”
“I’ve already got one #jadine,” Reid tweeted, referring to Lustre as the other half of his love team name.
Momoland is best known in the country for their hit “BBoom BBoom.” Their “BAAM” music video also featured the jeepney as a famous icon in Philippine culture.
Momoland had already held several performances in the Philippines shortly after their breakthrough.
The group also rose to fame among Filipinos because of Nancy’s uncanny resemblance to Liza Soberano.
Meanwhile, Lustre and Reid have been starring in different projects with different lead actors outside of their team-up. Lustre starred in “Ulan” with actor Carlo Aquino, and recently with Sam Concepcion in dance film “Indak.” Reid, on the other hand, teamed up with Sarah Geronimo in the Filipino adaptation of South Korean movie “Miss Granny.” -ABS CBN