Dawn Zulueta and Richard Gomez. ABS-CBN
MANILA - It looks like 2015 will be a packed year for Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta, as they gear up for two major projects that are sure to delight their devoted followers.
The onscreen couple will co-star with Bea Alonzo in a movie with the working title "Crossroads," under the direction of Nuel Naval. The "CharDawn" tandem will also return to television via "A Family Story" -- also a working title -- with Jerry Sineneng as director.
Gomez and Zulueta shared the first details of "A Family Story" on Tuesday, shortly after the story conference of "Crossroads" at producer Star Cinema's headquarters in Quezon City.
Joining them in the series, described by Zulueta as a "family drama," are Tonton Gutierrez, Assunta de Rossi, Jessy Mendiola, JC de Vera, and Sam Concepcion.
"It begins with a simple family life," Gomez said, explaining the story.
"Simple lang 'yung pamumuhay namin dito until naging successful kami, lumaki 'yung bahay, tumira sa ibang lugar and then nagkaroon ng complexity dahil sa ganoong pangyayari. Minsan, kapag mayangra ang buhay, nagiging complex naman 'yung sitwasyon ng pamilya."
The new series comes more than two years after "Walang Hanggan," which concluded in October 2012 and marked the onscreen reunion of Gomez and Zulueta, a former real-life couple who was considered one of the most popular tandems in the '90s.
Until the romance movie "She's Dating the Gangster" early this year, wherein they portrayed the adult versions of lead stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, the two went on to star in separate projects.
Zulueta had starring roles in "Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin" in 2013 and "Dyesebel" in 2014. Gomez, meanwhile, had been busy filming the family drama "The Trial," which is currently showing in cinemas nationwide.