MANILA - One obvious draw of the comedy film "The Gifted," which opens September 3, is seeing lead star Anne Curtis as the obese Zoe Tuazon. But fans of the actress can also look forward to seeing her go full seductress mode as the same character post-surgery.
In a series of photos released by producer Viva Films, Curtis poses as the sexier version of Zoe. Her co-stars Cristine Reyes and Sam Milby also pose as their respective characters Aica and Mark.
In the Chris Martinez-directed film, Zoe competes with her best friend and fellow genius, Aica, in academics and later on for the affections of Mark, a former classmate.
An obese student whose parents expect much from her, Zoe undergoes surgery as part of a grand plan to outwit Aica. Not to be outdone, Aica, who describes herself as ugly, also goes through cosmetic surgery to appear more attractive.
According to Curtis, moviegoers can expect a twist to the story beyond the apparent war of looks and brains between the two lead characters.
Curtis, in an earlier interview, revealed that she was initially hesitant to take up "The Gifted," noting that she and Reyes also portrayed rivals in the 2011 blockbuster "No Other Woman."
However, she changed her mind after reading the script also by Martinez, which she described as "genius" and hilarious.