Miss Saigon actresses Eva Noblezada and Lea Salonga star in musical drama Yellow Rose

Miss Saigon actresses Eva Noblezada and Lea Salonga star in musical drama Yellow Rose

Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada is set to star in her first musical drama film Yellow Rose with Miss Saigon alum Lea Salonga.

The Diane Paragas-directed film follows the story of 17-year-old Filipino-American singer Rose (portrayed by Noblezada), who secretly dreams of being a country music star. But after her mother is arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Rose must choose to fight for her dreams without her mother or be deported and return to the Philippines. Tony Award winner Salonga will be portraying Rose's aunt Gail.

With original music by Paragas and performed by the cast, the film also features Liam Booth, Gustavo Gomez, Libby Villari, and Princess Punzalan.

"To be totally honest, Eva does most, if not all of the heavy lifting," Salonga writes in a tweet. "I’m just happy to be a small part of this effort!"

Noblezada follows the footsteps of Salonga, having played the role of Kim on the 2014 run of Miss Saigon on West End and in the 2017 revival of the musical on Broadway, as well as the role of Éponine on the Queen's Theatre production of Les Misérables.

Watch Salonga present Noblezada and her stunning performance of 'I'd Give My Life for You' from the 2017 Tony Awards: