Charice or Jessica Sanchez are in the running for the female lead Kim in the planned Hollywood film, Miss Saigon The Movie, reports said. Hannah Montana and Broadway play Godspeed’ Anna Maria Perez de Tagle is also in the running to be Kim. Miss Saigon’s reported film adaptation of the musical is already in its development phase and that Precious director Lee Daniels will direct it.
The original musical’s lead Kim, Lea Salonga is excited over the reported film adaptation saying it is about time such be made. And that Cameron Mackintosh, the man behind Miss Saigon the musical, hinted to her in 2010 that a Miss Saigon film is in the offing.
Miss Saigon is an epic pop opera based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly that features mainly Asians in starring roles. With Charice’s recent image of being “tomboyish” will she pull of a rather girlie and sensual Kim? Jessica Sanchez would be too young and does not have any acting experience. Anna Maria Perez de Tagle is perfect for the role, has Broadway theater experience and is a former Disney star to boot.