Young Kapamilya stars Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano are set to be paired anew in the upcoming Star Cinema movie, The Bet. The teen romance flick is an adaptation of the novel written by Kimberly Joy Villanueva which was originally published on the writing community website Wattpad.
Quen and Liza, who have previously worked together in She’s The One, will portray the lead characters, Drake and Sophia, in The Bet. The film will be directed by Ted Boborol.
During the film’s story conference last June 25, Enrique described Drake as the school’s Mr. Popular who made a bet with his best friend to make a girl fall in love with him in just 30 days.
“I’m Drake, basically siya ‘yung jock, Mr. Popular sa school. And ‘yung bestfriend nya ay si Andre played by , may bet silang gagawin,” Enrique explains. “The bet is to make a girl fall in love with me in a span of 30 days. Tapos when the girl says ‘yes’ dun ko sasabihin na ‘it’s just a bet,'” the Mirabella star added.
For her part, Liza describes Sophia as the nerdy type who is trying to fit in her new environment after coming home from the US. She will be the subject of Drake and his best friend’s betting game.
“I will play the role of Sophia who is kind of nerdy…she’s the type of person who wants to fit in, but she has a hard time making friends with other people from the Philippines because she came from America. And along the way, I’ll get to meet Drake, and he’s gonna make a bet on me” Liza narrates.
Filming for The Bet will start this July. The cast includes other teen stars Yves Flores, Marco Gumabao, Chienna Filomeno, Sue Ramirez, and Erin Ocampo.