Back in 2013, ABS-CBN Films and Star Cinema premiered, as their mid-year cinematic offering for Filipino moviegoers, a quirky comedy-drama about four estranged sisters and their youngest sibling’s impending marriage. But while initially gathered from their current residences around the world to join the celebration, the sisters decide the bride is an ill match for their baby brother and decide to sabotage the nuptials, only to dig up old wounds that initially drove them apart. “Four Sisters and the Wedding” was a solid hit locally and internationally, which might be why the studio is revisiting the characters in a prequel.
ABS-CBN News reports that “Four Sisters and a Wedding” will be getting a follow-up set 10 years earlier, called “Four Sisters Before the Wedding.” This was announced by Star Cinema Thursday, February 27, with both an understandably new main cast and new director. Gisele Andres is taking over from celebrated Kapamilya filmmaker Cathy Garcia-Molina, and will oversee a prequel storyline a full decade before the events of the Wedding, explaining how the titular four sisters, who eventually mended fences after friction between them in the original movie, ended up being so embittered towards one another that they went their separate ways in the first place.
The new cast is comprised of Alexa Ilacad as the younger Bobbie (played by Bea Alonzo), Gillian Vicencio as the young Alex (originally Angel Locsin), Belle Mariano as the young Gabbie (Shaina Magdayao), and finally Charlie Dizon as the young Teddie (Toni Gonzaga). Andres was originally an assistant director to Garcia-Molina in the first film while SCX, a new filmmaking sub-unit under ABS-CBN Films and Star Cinema, will produce the prequel movie. No further information regarding the production timetable of “Four Sisters Before the Wedding” and its eventual cinematic premiere have been shared thus far.
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