Fresh from the success of MMFF 2013 entry Pagpag, today's hottest love team Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla will now star in the upcoming movie adaptation of She's Dating the Gangster, one of the best-selling books of 2013.
The bestselling book She’s Dating the Gangster made its debut in media as an online book published in Wattpad. Afterwards, Summit Books published it last March 2013. The book, which is written by Bianca Bernardino, consistently figured in the bestselling charts. The popularity of the work urged Star Cinema to buy the rights for a movie remake.
In a Candy Mag interview, the author said that she's seeing Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo bringing her characters to life if ever the work will be adapted into a movie. She cited Daniel's "bad boy aura" and Kathryn's vibe similar to the girl protagonist as the reason why they perfectly fit the roles.
She’s Dating the Gangster is the story of Athena Dizon who falls in love with her fake boyfriend Kenji de los Reyes, a gangster and a campus heartthrob.
With the success of movies adapted from best-selling books such as Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo, Star Cinema is now creating waves with this new project. Aside from She’s Dating the Gangster, the film outfit is also adapting the bestselling Precious Hearts Romances title of all time, Once A Princess to be topbilled by Enchong Dee and Erich Gonzales (read more about it here).