Robin Padilla to play Bonifacio in biopic

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 19 2014 03:32 PM | Updated as of May 19 2014 11:32 PM

MANILA -- Action star Robin Padilla on Sunday confirmed that he will be playing Andres Bonifacio in an upcoming biopic of the Filipino hero.

In an interview on Sunday, Padilla said playing the "Supremo" is a dream come true for him.

"Dream role 'yon lalo na para sa akin. Pagmamahal natin sa mahal na Pilipinas," Padilla said on the sidelines of the 45th Box Office Entertainment Awards.

The actor said he already met Bonifacio's descendants.

"Ang larawan na ito ay kuha sa loob ng tahanan ng kung saan nilitis ang Gat Andres Bonifacio. Ang mga kasama ko rito ay ang mga direktang kamag-anak ng Supremo. Ang kanyang mga apo at apo sa tuhod, kasama rin ang may-ari ng bahay at aming direktor EnZo at ang kanyang lakambini Rina," Padilla posted on his Instagram account.

Padilla told reporters on Sunday that he is still unsure who else will be in the movie.

"Hindi ko alam kung sino ang lalabas na Gregoria del Pilar pero hindi (si Mariel)," he said, referring to wife Mariel Rodriguez, who accompanied him at Sunday's awards night.