ICYDK: It's been almost a year since Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano starred in their first-ever film together, Love Is Color Blind. Since then, the next-gen phenomenal love team has gone on to achieve great things together, such as the release of the second season of their hit show, He's Into Her, and traveling to the U.S. for Star Magic's Beyond the Stars tour.
Right now, we're just about ready to see them on the silver screen once again, and we're glad we don't have to wait much longer. DonBelle will be starring in An Inconvenient Love, which will be released later this year. In case you're curious about the love team's next big project, here are all the things we know about it so far:
Everything We Know About DonBelle's Next Movie, An Inconvenient Love:
1. We saw our first glimpse of a still from the movie after the HIH All Access grand finale concert.
THe HIH All Access grand finale concert was held last August 27, 2022, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. After the concert, the Bubblies were *surprised* with a still from the movie, which featured Donny and Belle's characters looking carefree during a motorcycle ride at night. Sweet!
2. Its cinema release date is on November 23, 2022.
It's only a few months away, and we can't wait! Watch party, anyone?
3. Belle will be playing the role of Ayef.
According to Star Cinema, Ayef is "a graduating student and aspiring international animator who works part-time at a convenience store named 24-Ever." They also add that she takes her goals very seriously, with her main priority being able to land an internship in a prestigious animation company in Singapore. "To achieve her dream, Ayef is determined to make no room for inconveniences, especially the biggest inconvenience of all: love," they note.
4. Donny will be playing the role of Manny.
Manny is described as a 22-year-old owner of HalaManny, a boutique plant shop near 24-Ever. According to Star Cinema, he is "a businessman by day and a secret social activist by night, fighting alongside the workers of Siena Corp, a company his father owns." There is also nothing more important to him in the world than his brother, Dobs, who has autism spectrum disorder. Out of all Manny’s responsibilities, there’s nothing more important to him in this world than his brother, Dobs, who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
5. Both Donny and Belle's characters believe that love is just an "inconvenience."
The plot of the movie revolves around Manny and Ayef agreeing to be in a relationship due to convenience and is set to "expire" in a month since Ayef is due to go to Singapore by then. As the month goes on, the two find themselves falling deeper in love with each other, which will definitely complicate things and make for an intriguing plot.
6. The movie is directed by Petersen Vargas and written by Enrico Santos and Daisy Cayanan.
Petersen has previously worked on 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten, Hello, Stranger, and How To Die Young In Manila. Daisy, on the other hand, wrote James & Pat & Dave, which serves as the first time Donny and Belle were *technically* in the same movie together. Full circle moment!
Watch this space, as we'll be updating this article regularly once we find out more news about DonBelle's movie!