Paulo Avelino joins cast of 'Darna' movie


Posted at Feb 12 2020 12:39 PM

MANILA – Paulo Avelino is the second actor who is confirmed to be joining the upcoming movie adaptation of “Darna.”

This was announced by Avelino’s manager Leo Dominguez in an Instagram post last week.

He, however, did not reveal what the actor's role would be.

“#PauloAvelino joins #darna,” he simply wrote in the caption.


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Aside from "Darna," Avelino is also part of the upcoming ABS-CBN series "Burado," which reunites him with Nadine Lustre. It also stars Julia Montes, Zanjoe Marudo and Thai actor Denkhun Ngamnet.

It was only last January 20 when cameras began rolling for the much-anticipated movie project under the helm of filmmaker Jerrold Tarog.

Tarog officially became part of “Darna” in October 2018. He replaced original director Erik Matti, who departed from the project due to “creative differences” with producer Star Cinema.


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Actress Jane de Leon will be playing the titular role, and Tarog had described her as an “instinctive actress.”

De Leon, 20 and an exclusive talent of Star Magic, has appeared in a number of TV projects, including "Halik" where she played Jericho Rosales's sister Maggie Bartolome.

She also appeared in 2017 fantasy drama series "La Luna Sangre" as one of the moonchasers.

She was also part of the girl group Girltrends of "It's Showtime."