This is definitely something to look forward to before the year ends!
For many Korean drama and movie fans out there, “Miracle in Cell No. 7” is definitely one of the best Korean films to ever hit the big screen. The story revolves around a mentally handicapped single father who is wrongly accused, tried and sentenced to death for the rape-murder of an elementary school girl. Lee Hwan-kyung’s Miracle in Cell No. 7 shows the meetings the man has with his daughter while in prison in the months that lead up to his execution and the friendship she forges with his fellow inmates. Years later, the girl grows into a woman set on exonerating her dad with their help.
The movie became extremely popular around the world, particularly in the Philippines, where the movie caused many new fans to jump on to the train that is the Korean drama fandom. This is one reason why many netizens were excited when news came of a remake of the hit film “Miracle in Cell No. 7″ was underway.
MMFF spokesperson Noel Ferrer said that Bela Padilla will be taking the lead role alongside Aga Muhlach, to play the role of the mentally handicapped father. “We believe that Bela Padilla is an excellent actress and a bankable star and she will significantly contribute to the film’s artistry and commercial success,” he added. Other actors like JC Santos, Joel Torre, Soliman Cruz, Jojit Lorenzo, and Mon Confiado, are part of the all-star cast.