John Lloyd Cruz and Jennylyn Mercado team up for the first time with director Cathy Garcia-Molina in one movie – summer’s much-anticipated romantic film “Just the 3 of Us.”
The film is directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina from a script written and developed by the collaboration of Kiko Abrillo, Gillian Ebreo, Katherine Labayen and Vanessa R. Valdez.
“Just the 3 of Us” is centered on an unlikely love story between polar opposites Uno (Cruz) and CJ (Mercado) – two strangers, and how one night changes their lives forever. Unforeseen circumstances collide and force Uno and CJ to live under the same roof as they both deal with their sense of responsibility and their yearning for security. Uno is motivated by his sense of family while CJ is governed by an unconditional love that should put her first above everything else. The unlikely thing that binds Uno and CJ together paves the way for them to find in each other the kind of love they never thought they needed.
John Lloyd Cruz is the undisputed rom-com king of the industry, with a flawless track record in the box-office and an unmatched artistry as one of the country’s most accomplished young actor. John Lloyd recently broke all box-office records alongside Bea Alonzo in 2015’s A Second Chance – the highest grossing non-Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) movie of all time. As a result of the blockbuster feat of A Second Chance, John Lloyd is hailed as one of the Phenomenal Stars of 2015 in the recently concluded 47th Box Office Entertainment Awards. John Lloyd also received critical acclaim for the bravura of his performance in MMFF 2015’s Honor Thy Father and for his superb performance in the internationally acclaimed historical film, Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis.
Jennylyn Mercado, on the other hand, is a back-to-back MMFF Best Actress awardee who delivered unforgettable performances in 2014’s English Only, Please and 2015’s #WalangForever, films which also did very well in the box-office. English Only, Please was also recognized as a Breakthrough Box Office Indie Film in the 2015 Box Office Entertainment Awards.
At the helm of Just The 3 of Us is box-office director Cathy Garcia-Molina, whose most recent film, A Second Chance received remarkable reviews from the country’s most trusted and respected critics and overwhelming box-office receipts. Like John Lloyd and Jennylyn, Garcia-Molina was also recognized at the 47th Box Office Entertainment Awards as the Most Popular Film Director of 2015.
A heartwarming and slightly irreverent romance that features the combined work of John Lloyd, Jennylyn and Cathy, Just The 3 of Us is a one thing that countless fans thought would never happen. Witness John Lloyd and Jennylyn breathe life to Uno and CJ and discover the beauty and bliss of the most unexpected love story ever told in film.
Just the 3 of Us also stars Joel Torre, Maria Isabel Lopez, Ketchup Eusebio, Joem Bascon, Ynna Asistio, Victor Silayan, Fifth Solomon, Manuel Chua, PJ Endrinal, Michael Agassi, Josef Elizalde, Jed Montero, Lucas Magalang and newcomers Paulo Angeles and Chuchay Jung.
Opening across the Philippines on May 4, 2016, “Just The 3 of Us” is released and distributed by Star Cinema.