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McCoy de Leon becomes ‘Yorme’ in upcoming musical biopic

Director Joven Tan explains why McCoy de Leon was chosen to play a young Isko Moreno

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Star Cinema Admin

3/10/2021 in News
McCoy de Leon becomes ‘Yorme’ in upcoming musical biopic

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is getting his very own musical biopic and he will be played by no other than McCoy de Leon!

Director Joven Ten explained the young actor was chosen for the role for his many similarities with Mayor Isko.

“May hawig sila at may similarities, sa height at iba pa. Pareho ding batang Maynila — si Isko sa Tondo, si Mccoy taga-Divisoria. At home din si McCoy sa role dahil sing-and-dance ang movie,” Direk Joven told ABS-CBN News.

 

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Titled “Yorme: The Musical”, the film will offer a glimpse to the politician’s humble beginnings from scavenging food and garbage in his younger years to being cast in the youth-oriented TV show “That’s Entertainment.”

Its host and Mayor Isko’s mentor, the late German Moreno, will also be given tribute through the project, Direk Joven shared.

Some of the show’s alumni including Jestoni Alarcon, Tina Paner, Ramon Christopher, Karen Timbol, Lovely Rivero, Ricky Rivero, Brylle Mondejar, Jojo Alejar, Jovit Moya, and Jennifer Mendoza are set to make special appearances.

To portray his rise as a political star, an older actor will be cast as Mayor Isko in the present. It was earlier reported that JC Santos, Xian Lim, Matteo Guidicelli, and Marvin Agustin are being considered for the role.

Produced by Viva Films and Saranggola Productions, “Yorme: The Musical” is slated for a theatrical release this June. McCoy previously starred in the movies "Block Z" and "Sakaling Maging Tayo."

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