Viva Films has found its Pedro Penduko in Matteo Guidicelli. The Fil-Italian star is taking over the role of the Pinoy folk superhero after James Reid stepped away from the project due to medical reasons.
Matteo confirmed the news with a shirtless photo of him captioned "Penduko #2020".
In an interview with ABS-CBN News last August, the 29-year-old athlete-actor-singer gushed about possibly doing the reboot. "It will be a great project, of course," he admitted. "This is a superhero in the Philippines na talagang bigating superhero. I’ll be open to do a project like this."
Watch Matteo's MYXclusive performance of "Wag Ka Nang Umuwi" below: