One of Viva’s favorite love teams is back on the big screen via the much-awaited movie adaptation of the hit Wattpad novel, Girlfriend for Hire. Andre Paras and Yassi Pressman have been tasked to bring to life the work of author Yam-Yam 28, which garnered a very impressive 68-million reads.
Earmarked as a Valentine’s release on February 10, the romantic comedy marks the third team up of the two young stars who were first introduced as a pair in the 2014 blockbuster movie Diary ng Panget with James Reid and Nadine Lustre.
In the film, Yassi plays Nami Shaina San Jose, a first year HRM working student; while Andre is Bryle Caleb Stanford, a rich arrogant grandchild of Stanford University founder.
The romantic spin comes in when Bryle hires orphaned poor girl Nami to pretend she’s his girlfriend in order to escape his grandfather’s plan of marrying him off to a women he does not love.
In exchange for Nami’s service, Bryle gives her a posh condo unit and a fat weekly salary but with this catch. She is not allowed to fall in love with him.
Supporting Andre and Yassi in Girlfriend for Hire—a co-production of Viva Films and SMDC—are Shy Carlos, Donnalyn Bartolome, Clint Bondad, Ara Mina, and Ronaldo Valdez.