'Mocha' members star in a Fil-Malaysian film

by Boy Villasanta, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Posted at Feb 16 2011 11:45 AM | Updated as of Feb 16 2011 07:52 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Mocha Uson, one of the members of an all-female sing and dance group Mocha, has been tapped to star in a project billed “Crazy Idiots,” with a titillating subtitle “Seksing Masahista.”

The film is a co-production venture between a Filipino company and a Malaysian film outfit.

“It’s high time that we ramp up co-production with foreign investors so that the local film industry must survive. It is also inevitable that foreign actors join the home grown talents,” said John Castillo, younger brother of veteran film director Celso Ad. Castillo.

“Crazy Idiots” is a joint project between him and Malaysian businessman Jaochim Hon.

The younger Castillo, who also directed most parts of the film, reiterated that it was his brother who initiated a mutual filmmaking exchange between the Philippines and Malaysia.

“Remember the movie ‘Pikoy’? It was also a joint venture between a Malaysian company and Celso’s film outfit. It has Filipino and Malaysian stars in it. It clicked among the Malaysian and Filipino moviegoers. Because the film market is very diverse, we have to be exploratory,” said John.

Aside from Mocha, other members of the group are also part of the cast, namely Mae de la Cerna and Jhane Santaguiel.

Filipino hunk actor Zyruz Imperial provides the leading man role, while a host of Malaysian stars are also in the film.

To add a multiracial worldview of the film, Malaysian movie director Z. Lokman also helped in directing the movie. -Report by Boy Villasanta, abs-cbnNEWS.com