Richard and Lauren talk about ‘Overtime’

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Richard Guttierez

Richard Guttierez

The much-talked about Richard Guttierez-Lauren Young team-up will finally hit the screens on July 2 via the action-thriller Overtime.

At recent interview with The Manila Times, Richard said of his latest big screen project and his leading lady, “The movie is character-driven by two characters: my character and Lauren’s. We share the whole screen. Hindi magiging effective ‘yung role ko kung hindi nababalanse ng role ni Lauren. So it was very challenging for both of us, but we really had a good team. I think we were able to nail the characters.”

Lauren, on the other hand, had a breeze working with Richard. “What I like most is that he also has visions for what he does and is always brainstorming with our directors, giving new ideas on how we can all make this film worth watching. He’s quite the jokester too, and I’m glad that I was able to work with him on this film,” she said.

Overtime revolves around the lives of a hacker and its victim. Richard, as he returns to the big screen, portrays the role of Dom Garcia, the hacker who seeks revenge against a pharmaceutical company. Lauren, on her first mainstream film as a lead, plays the role of Jody Amistoso, the executive assistant working at the pharmaceutical company and the one who was sent by Richard’s character on a deadly mission: to wear a bomb to a press conference. Thus, a deadly game between the two transpires as the bomb ticks down to zero.


Lauren Young

Lauren Young

Under the direction of Earl Ignacio and Wincy Ong, moviegoers can expect an interesting and exciting storyline. Overtime will definitely keep the audience on the edge of their seats and at the same time will have a fun time watching.

“The audience will come out of the movie feeling na kakaiba ang genre na ito, medyo may bale from the usual films na romantic-comedy or horror. Also, what’s interesting about the story is there are no clear good guys and bad guys. Yung roles nila Richard at Lauren ay parehong mabait at masama. Hindi mo alam sinong kakampihan mo. I think medyo bago yung ganoong approach when it comes to Filipino movies,” said director Wincy Ong.

For Director Earl Ignacio, Overtime is not a typical Pinoy movie. “Hindi siya love story, hindi horror, hindi slapstick comedy. May mga parts na nakakatawa pero hindi dahil pinilit naming magpatawa. We tried to do something different but at the same time ay accessible pa din with this film and I believe we have achieved that.”

Overtime also stars Mitch Valdes, Bearwin Meily, Roadfill, Renz Valerio, and Mr. Roi Vinzon. With special participation of William Martinez, Yayo Aguila, Edwin Reyes, Ruby Ruiz, Frencheska Farr and Elle Ramirez, and is produced by GMA Films.

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