Tuesday, June 24, 2014

KathNiel visits Albay to shoot 'She’s Dating the Gangster'

LIGAO CITY—Crowds of adoring fans have gathered here today to catch a glimpse of teen actors Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, also known collectively as KathNiel, shoot scenes for their upcoming movie “She’s Dating the Gangster.”
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (KathNiel) visit Ligao City in Albay to shoot scenes for "She's Dating the Gangster" (Photo by Mark Merc)
The movie tells the story of 17-year-old Athena Dizon who finds herself pretending to be the girlfriend of campus bad boy and hearthrob Kenji de los Reyes. Trouble ensues when the feigned relationship starts developing into something deeper, despite Athena’s initial overwhelming dislike for Kenji.

MORE PHOTOS: KathNiel shoots 'She's Dating the Gangster' in Legazpi City, Albay

“She’s Dating the Gangster” is based on a young adult romantic novel with the same title, which has developed a cult following among teens and twentysomethings in the Philippines.

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (KathNiel) visit Ligao City in Albay to shoot scenes for "She's Dating the Gangster" (Photo by Mark Merc)
The novel is penned by local author Bianca B. Bernardino who first published it online in 2006 on the social media publishing platform Wattpad. Bernardino’s novel has been read over 800,000 times on said website.

Later, the book was printed by Summit Media, and became a bestseller in National Bookstore and Powerbooks. To date, the novel has sold more than 50,000 copies.

The film adaptation is directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, and will be released by Star Cinema this year.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (KathNiel) visit Ligao City in Albay to shoot scenes for "She's Dating the Gangster" (Photo by Mark Merc)
"Team Gangsters" at Legazpi City Boulevard
Photo from Gerry Bricenio's Instagram account
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