MANILA — Star Cinema on Monday released the trailer of "Hello, Love, Goodbye," surprising fans with the chemistry of first-time co-stars Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards.
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and written by Carmi Raymundo, "Hello, Love, Goodbye" centers on the love story of Joy (Bernard) and Ethan (Richards), Filipino workers based in Hong Kong.
Ethan, a bartender, is keen on romantically pursuing Joy, a domestic helper who is wholly dedicated to providing for her family.
Joy is unwavering with her priorities, but this does not stop Ethan from convincing her, and ultimately settling for the little she is capable of giving in return.
The resulting "kilig" moments — and painful exchanges — had anticipating fans convinced of the chemistry between Richards and Bernardo. Reactions online quickly catapulted "Hello, Love, Goodbye" as the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter.
The trailer, which aired on ABS-CBN channels and released online simultaneously, also gave a glimpse of other cast members, including Maymay Entrata, Joross Gamboa, and Cacai Bautista.
"Hello, Love, Goodbye" is scheduled for a nationwide release on July 31.