MANILA, Philippines – After numerous delays – including a switch in lead actress and director – the Star Cinema movie adaptation of the iconic comic book superhero Darna began shooting on Sunday, January 19.
Jerrold Tarog, who took over the film's production, posted a photo of a Darna funko and a film crew in the background with the caption: "Day 1."
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The upcoming movie stars actress Jane de Leon, who was chosen from a pool of over 300. ABS-CBN also had open auditions for the role.
Jane was chosen after Liza Soberano bowed out of the project due to a finger injury. (WATCH: The day Jane de Leon found out she's Darna)