Edwin Sallan of InterAksyon.com reports that director Tikoy Aguiluz has confirmed casting Derek Ramsay in the title role of Eman, a biopic based on the life of the "brilliant young poet turned rebel" Emmanuel A.F. Lacaba.
According to the report, Eman is Aguiluz's entry "to the very first Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival All-Masters Edition scheduled from September 7 to 16." The biopic tells the story of Lacaba, a well-known writer, songwriter and activist whose works include the lyrics of "Awit ni Kuala," the song sung by Lolita Rodriguez in Lino Brocka's Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang. The 27-year-old Lacaba was killed in Davao Del Norte in 1976 after a comrade betrayed his whereabouts to the military.
Aguiluz said Mylene Dizon will also appear in the movie alongside Ramsay as Lacaba's wife, Lali.
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