|Actor Richard Gutierrez. File photo
MANILA, Philippines -- Will actor Richard Gutierrez soon become a freelance artist?
In her official Twitter account, the actor's mother, the feisty talent manager Annabelle Rama, hinted that her son will soon be a freelance actor and can thus do projects with other movie outfits.
"Ang sarap ng gising ko! I'm in cloud 9, can't believe about the good news of 2013!," Rama posted on Thursday.
"Little birdie told me last night that Richard will be a freelancer soon to make movies with other studio ... Yeahhhhhhh.....I've been longing for this day. Thank u Sto Niño for answered prayers."
Since last year, there have been reports that Gutierrez might do a film under Star Cinema with Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin.
Locsin previously revealed that a reunion movie with Gutierrez -- her first leading man -- was being planned at ABS-CBN's film production arm.
For his part, Gutierrez has been quoted that he is more than willing to work again with Locsin and that they are just waiting for the right time.
If this pushes through, this will be Gutierrez's second film with Star Cinema after "For the First Time" in 2008 with Kapamilya star KC Concepcion.
In its recent movies, Star Cinema has been casting non-ABS-CBN stars in its movies, notably Dingdong Dantes, who has done two movies with the film outfit, including the Metro Manila Film Festival entry "One More Try," which has been named Best Picture.
Dantes has also won two acting awards for his Star Cinema projects.