Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Montes topbill Mara Clara Movie

We first posted about Star Cinema's launching movie for “Mara Clara” lead stars Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes last week. On Wednesday, Star Cinema via its Twitter account announced that their first project will be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, thereby confirming our report.

Based on feedback coming from social networking sites, fans of Kathryn and Julia are optimistic that Mara Clara's Movie will be a box office hit.

The television series is doing great now being one of the most-watched on evening primetime, along with the highly-rated fantasy series “Mutya” and other weekday shows on the Kapamilya network.

As reported on blogs and online fora earlier, the cast of “Mara Clara Movie” includes Albie Casiño and AJ Perez. Although some netizens posted it's not Mara Clara The Movie, an official statement from Star Cinema regarding the title has not been released.

The story conference for this upcoming film was held last March 9, 2011.