Pacquiao looks forward to meeting Liam Neeson

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

March 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Manny Pacquiao has once again wowed the audience, but not in a boxing ring, this time at the movies.

After premiering in Austin, Texas at the South by Southwest Festival over the weekend, “Manny the Movie,” a full-length documentary about the Pacman’s life, opened in the Philippines nationwide.

“Maganda naman yung movie daw, marami na nood and then nakapagbigay na ng inspiration sa ating mga kababayan,” said the eight-division former world champion.

Pacquiao, who just began training camp in Los Angeles earlier this week, admits he has yet to see the movie or meet some of the celebrities involved, including narrator Liam Neeson.

Neeson appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to talk about the documentary directed by Ryan Moore and Leon Gast.

Neeson also revealed to Kimmel, who has hosted Pacquiao on several occasions, that he wishes to meet the Filipino boxing hero.

“The producers sent me a little email of a little film footage of Manny saying at the camera ‘Hello, Liam I look forward to meeting you,” he said.

Pacquiao said he’ll probably meet the Academy Award nominee before he wraps up his training for the Timothy Bradley fight.

“Maybe this month,” he said.

Earlier this week, “Face your Destiny,” Manny’s theme song from the soundtrack, debuted.

The song is by Grammy winning Fil-Am producer Chad Hugo.

There is no word yet on when “Manny the Movie” will be showing in American theaters. However plans are being made to hold premieres in the US including in Los Angeles.

In the meantime music legend Bob Dylan visited the Pacman’s camp on Thursday.

Pacquiao tweeted the picture in the caption Pacquiao joked that Coach Freddie Roach said that “A hard rain’s a gonna fall” on Timothy Bradley, making reference to Dylan’s 1963 song.

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