Claudine Barretto Set To Return To Showbiz Through Two Movies This YearIt is official. Controversial celebrity Claudine Barretto is set to stage her big showbiz comeback this year. She may not yet be expected doing primetime soaps but she may first target the big screen. Baretto may finally return as a Kapamilya through a movie she is set to do for Star Cinema, ABS-CBN’s movie production outfit.
In a recent episode of ABS-CBN morning show ‘Umagang Kay Ganda’ aired this week, a news item revealed that Barretto is now doing ample preparations for her comeback projects. According to the news item, she is set to do two films this year.
The first movie has a tentative title ‘Eternally.’ It is a romantic drama to be produced and released by Viva Films. The other movie is still unannounced but for sure, it would be produced by Star Cinema. If the second project pushes through, it would mark her official return to ABS-CBN, the company that made her.
Star Cinema was the producer of some of Barretto’s most memorable and award-winning films. Those include ‘Kailangan Kita’ with Aga Muhlach, ‘Milan’ with Piolo Pascual, ‘Dubai’ with Muhlach and John Lloyd Cruz, and ‘Got to Believe’ with the late Rico Yan. Meanwhile, she has already done one movie under Viva Films just a couple of years ago: ‘In Your Eyes’ with Richard Gutierrez and Anne Curtis.
According to sources, Barretto is very excited to resume her acting career. In fact, she is reportedly undergoing several weight-loss programs in preparation for her big comeback. It is not yet clear when any of the projects would start filming but some insiders claim that shooting would surely commence this year.
Barretto has been on the limelight for many months now since April when her sisters Gretchen and Marjorie started a riff with her via the social media. The controversy got bigger when other members of their family joined the fray and took sides. Despite all the intrigues and issues, Barretto chose to remain silent, although she posts insinuating messages and photographs at her Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Just recently, she again created a buzz when she posted four pictures which showed her bruised right cheek. Speculations surfaced as to the possible cause of the skin mark. As usual, she has remained silent about the issue.
Sister Gretchen is also set to release her own indie film later this year. Niece Julia Barretto is being groomed as the next princess in ABS-CBN. She was set to star in the TV adaptation of the movie ‘Cofradia,’ but later this week, it was announced that the project would not push through, although it would be replaced by another series that would still star Julia.
Claudine is the youngest of the Barretto siblings. She is also considered now as the most controversial of them all. About two years ago, she and husband Raymart Santiago figured in a scandal which involved columnist Ramon Tulfo. The Santiago’s were caught on camera beating Tulfo. They claimed that it was the latter who provoked them.