MOVIE TRAILER: Piolo, Gerald revives action genre in new crime film, 'On The Job'

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Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson star in the crime film “On the Job” scheduled for release in the latter part of 2013. It is directed by Erik Matti and produced by Star Cinema.

Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson on the set of "On The Job"
Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson on the set of "On The Job"

The film also stars Angel Aquino, Joel Torre, Rayver Cruz, Shaina Magdayao, Joey Marquez, and Michael de Mesa.

Piolo plays an NBI agent on the hunt for an escaped inmate who becomes a hitman, played by Gerald. Unshaven and crazy-eyed, he sheds his “good boy” image to play this role. Shaina plays the daughter of a congressman and Piolo's wife.

As the plot thickens, Piolo’s character must choose between his duty, family, and conscience.

The minute-and-a-half-long trailer is gritty, grimy, and scored to an upbeat, heart-pumping track. It shows familiar scenes of trains zooming over shanties, gloomy alleys, and the labyrinthian underbelly of Metro Manila.

"On the Job" promises a different take on “mainstream” movies or movies produced by major film companies that usually fall under the genres of romantic comedy, comedy, or drama.


'Level-up'

In the middle of shooting "On the Job," Gerald had an inkling that the film would be different from anything he has ever done.

In an article published on BidaKapamilya in November 2012, he said: "That's what excites me, ‘yung iba ang role, iba ang character, iba ang script at kung paano kukunan. Iba yung set. May feeling ako na lahat magle-level up.” (That’s what excites me, that the role is different, the character is different, the script is different as well as how it will be shot. The set is different. I have a feeling that all this will level-up.)

In the same article, Piolo couldn’t agree more.

"I'm happy because I never wanted to give it up. For the last 3 years, I'd been trying to lobby for it and really fight for the project. Now it all fell into place with Gerald on board.”

Director Erik Matti is used to experimenting with different film approaches. He previously directed “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles,” the first full-length Filipino film to be shot entirely on green screen.--Source: Rappler


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