Rocco Nacino Is The New "San Pedro Calungsod"Kapuso actor Rocco Nacino will officially replace JM de Guzman in the biopic "San Pedro Calungso," which is an entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
De Guzman pulled out from the movie because of "health reasons" although rumors are persisting the former Kapamilya actor has a drug abuse problem.
The film is an entry by Hubo Productions to this year's MMFF. Francis Villacorta, the film's writer and director, agreed to replace de Guzman with Nacino. He said he appreciates the actor’s father's decision to withdraw his son from the movie out of consideration to the production.
Villacorta said they chose Nacino because he has the Pinoy looks needed for the role. He also has the right height, and can act as well as de Guzman. Nacino earlier portrayed San Pedro Calungsod in a GMA News special during the canonization of the saint.