International singing sensation “Charice,” Disney star & granddaughter of Reyna ng Kundiman Sylvia La Torre “Anna Maria Perez de Tagle” and American Idol Season 10 finalist “Thia Megia” being groomed for the role of Kim in Miss Saigon made the rounds in media last year.
This year, American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez is being considered to play the lead role in the long-rumored film adaptation of Broadway and West End hit, “Miss Saigon.”
In a report by Broadway World, the original Kim star Lea Salonga thinks she would be great for the part. “If she’s the one that they’ve chosen, or she’s somebody in serious consideration, then that’s a good thing,” Lea said. “We all know she’s talented, we all know she’s actually quite beautiful.”
“The film, which is still in the early stages of development, had previously announced Lee Daniels as director; no official release date has yet been set,” the report added.
Miss Saigon is a story of an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl who fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years end in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had.