We’ve seen Nadine Lustre as a magic realism main girl, an enigmatic online content moderator, and a bold goal-getter, among other personas. This year, she’s unleashing more of her acting chops through a new role in a brand new series.
On Nov. 13, with no prior huge heads up, streaming site Prime Video posted a teaser of one of their newest offerings: “Roadkillers.” Seemingly apt for the Scorpio season, the atmosphere is mysterious, dark, and fearless, especially with three-time Gawad Urian best actress Nadine as this thriller’s top biller—and Rae Red of “Babae at Baril” in the director’s chair to boot.
A 2021 article by Lifestyle Inquirer reveals that the filmmaker has always had a penchant for the genre: “In terms of genre and thriller, I guess growing up ay doon talaga ako pinalaki (I really grew up on it). I love watching horror and action.”
In the teaser, viewers are confronted with a crime scene and the questions that surround it. A voiceover plays, letting us peek into the internal battle Nadine’s character is having: “Walang mali sa ginawa mo. Minsan, ‘pag nagkagipitan, may nagagawa ka talagang masama para sa mga taong mahal mo.” (You did nothing wrong. Sometimes, when you’re backed into a corner, you end up doing something terrible for the people you love.)
What is her involvement in this major turn of events? Can the lack of options—and probably desperation—justify a terrible act? That shot of Nadine’s face with police lights projecting on her face might tell that there is more to unpack.
“Roadkillers” is arriving on Nov. 30.
Still from “Roadkillers” teaser