Rocco Nacino is ‘Lam-Ang’
Kapuso fast-rising star Rocco Nacino was chosen to star in the movie “Lam-Ang.”
The movie is the initial movie venture of Sarindangan Films and Rocco's first starring role.
Asked what he feels about this movie project, Rocco quips “Sobra akong excited kasi napakaganda ng project. It’s a role of a lifetime. Pagbubutihin ko talaga para hindi ako mapahiya. Napakalaking proyekto nito at asahan ninyong ibibigay ko ang lahat para masabing karapat-dapat ako sa role.”
Former sexbomb dancer Rochelle Pangilinan will play as Rocco's leading lady. Other cast-members include Sharmaine Buencamino, Art Acuña, Alchris Gallura, Nathaniel Britt, Kokoy delos Santos and Alchris Gallura.
According to Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, which also happens to be the film's producer, “The Lam-Ang Project” is based on the Ilocano epic poem “Biag ni Lam-Ang” by Pedro Bucaneg. It tells the story of an “extraordinary” man named Lam-Ang, who had the ability to speak upon birth, and his quest to avenge his father’s death.
So why Rocco?
“Hindi ko pinili si Rocco for the title role… The film chose him. He looks the part. May comic timing siya, simpatiko, maganda ang attitude and has the right presence. Mahusay siyang umarte at ma-galing sa improvisations. Pangatlo siya sa mga nag-audition pero bago pa matapos ang gabi, desidido na kaming nakita na namin si Lam-Ang kay Rocco,” director Ana Agabin was quoted saying.