Atom Araullo to make an acting debut; set to star in Mike De Leon film

Yay! Atom Araullo is makiing a bold move in his career - he's trying acting for the first time. ❤️

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Atom Araullo to make an acting debut; set to star in Mike De Leon film

ABS-CBN broadcast/journalist Atom Araullo is set to star in a comeback film of critically-acclaimed director Mike De Leon.

According to entertainment columnist Noel Ferrer, Araullo has agreed to star in the movie Citizen Jake because of the Master Filmmaker (De Leon). Citizen Jake refers to "the world of citizen journalists, social media and politics" which the director described as "hybrid film of sorts".

De Leon whose works include unforgettable masterpieces like Batch ‘81, Kisapmata, Itim, Sister Stella L, Kakabakaba­kaba, Kung Mangarap Ka’t Magising, and Bayaning Third World in 2000 will start filming next year - 2017.

"I have a real journalist playing a fictional journalist­ in an investigative crime ­story with political overtones," De Leon said.

For Atom's part, who would have thought that he who has retired his reportorial job in ABS-CBN, would try an acting job? Before becoming one of the youngest top journalist in the country, Atom was a graduate of BS Applied Physics at the Univeristy of the Philippines.

Read related story: Atom Araullo resigns as reporter from ABS-CBN

So what convinced him to try acting in film?

“I just couldn’t say NO to Mike de Leon. I am taking this leap of faith because I believe in his ability to produce films of exceptional quality that are always imbued with social relevance”, he said.

Atom had an acting background in Ateneo Children’s Theater.

By this time, Atom is finalizing the script of the film and Direk Mike said that it might be his last movie. The team is also looking for an actress who would play as his love interest in the movie.

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