Actor and Eat Bulaga host Paolo Ballesteros is set to star in an indie film about a transgender woman.
Written and directed by Jun Robles Lana, the film titled “Die Beautiful” about a Filipino trans-woman (who loves to impersonate celebrities) with the dying wish to be buried as Lady Gaga. But then the body of Paolo’s character gets taken by a Chinese-Filipino family who dresses the trans-woman as a man in the funeral service. Gay friends steal the dead body, which they dress up every day to honor the last request.
Also joining the cast is actress Diana Zubiri.
According to Mell Navarro, the film, like Barber’s Tales, is already selected by the Hong Kong Asian Film Financing Forum for funding assistance, to be co-produced by APT Entertainment.