Toni Gonzaga has just been announced as one of the lead stars in the upcoming film “Asian Persuasion”, helmed by Tony Award-winning producer Jhett Tolentino.
She will be playing opposite Filipino-American actor Dante Basco, who just starred in the English version of the Netflix animated series “Trese”.
According to the film’s official Instagram page, Toni will be portraying the role of Avery, who is “a beautiful and stylish Asian-American who owns a fashion design business in the Lower East Side. She is the opposite of Mickey and is very organized and career-driven. She is responsible and a loving mother.”
Dante, on the other hand, is taking on the character of Mickey, “an Asian-American who owns a run-down coffee shop in Queens. He was once an aspiring fine-dining chef whose culinary dreams and ambitions were derailed by self-doubt and depression following his parents’ sudden death during his senior year in college. He is a great dad to his daughter but is generally a slacker in all other aspects of his life.”
Dante is best known for his work in Steven Spielberg’s “Hook”, and his voice acting roles for “American Dragon: Jake Long” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender”.
“Asian Persuasion” is expected to begin filming summertime next year in New York.
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