Kapuso actress-singer Lovi Poe is set to star in the Hollywood film The Chelsea Cowboy, a biopic produced by Idris Elba based on the life of John Bindon.
According to an exclusive Deadline report published on Wednesday (August 25), she will star alongside Alex Pettyfer and Poppy Delevingne.
In what was described as “her biggest English-language movie role to date,” Lovi will portray British Blues singer Dana Gillespie, Bindon's employer. Bindon’s ties with Gillespie allowed him access to high society, most notably the island of Mustique where he met the rebel royal Princess Margaret.
Gillespie also rubbed elbows with Hollywood’s who’s who of her time. Citing a biography, Deadline said Gillespie's famous lovers include David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and Sean Connery.
The Chelsea Cowboy will begin filming in late September 2021. The story charts the career highs and lows of Bindon who lived his hardman persona both on and offscreen.
Following the release of the Deadline article, Lovi excitedly announced her participation in the upcoming film.
“Ahhh… can’t wait to start filming The Chelsea Cowboy in October… Excited to be working with this amazing team of creatives,” she captioned her Instagram post where she tagged her co-stars and producer Idris Elba.
Several fellow Filipino celebrities including KC Concepcion and Raymond Gutierrez congratulated Lovi for her milestone.
Lovi is most known for her performances as Kristal Maisog in the series Bakekang (2006) and Shiela Real in the series Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real (2014).
She bagged her first acting award as Best Actress at the 2010 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival for her portrayal of Lilibeth in the film Mayohan. She was also nominated for a FAMAS Best Actress Award in the same year for her role as Kath Asero in Sagrada Familia.
Ana Catalina Paje is a development journalist passionate about grassroots communication geared towards genuine social change. She also writes about showbiz, lifestyle, and all things Pinoy pride. The views expressed are her own.
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