Mario Maurer to do a movie with Erich

by Shiela Reyes,

Posted at Oct 26 2011 08:29 PM | Updated as of Oct 27 2011 07:15 PM

Thai superstar Mario Maurer in a presscon in Quezon City. Photo by Shiela Reyes

MANILA, Philippines – Thai superstar Mario Maurer is now a Kapamilya.

Maurer joined the roster of ABS-CBN stars on Wednesday after sealing a one-movie contract under Star Cinema.

He will be working with actress Erich Gonzales in the film titled, “Suddenly It’s Magic.”

In an interview after his contract signing, Maurer said he has not met Gonzales, his leading lady in the movie, but is excited about meeting her.

“I have never meet her but I’m looking forward to meeting her,” he said.

Asked where the movie will be shot, Maurer said: “Most of it will be shot in Thailand and a part of it will be shot in the Philippines.”

Maurer gained popularity in the Philippines after he starred in the 2010 film "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."

He made his silver screen debut in the 2007 movie "The Love of Siam," where he played the role of Tong, who is romantically attracted to his childhood friend.

The portrayal earned him Cinemanila's "Best Actor" award in 2008.