David Archuleta to star in Phillipines prime time soap

In some kind of strange news, “American Idol” alum David Archuleta will apparently star in a Phillipines prime time soap opera.

According to reports, Archuleta is scheduled to arrive in Manila on Jan. 13 to start filming the show. Who knew he could act.

“The signing of an international star of Archuleta’s youth and talent, arguably in his prime, is bound to shake up the Philippine entertainment industry,” the source said.

This news comes shortly after Archuleta’s announcement that he was going to step away from his career to embark on a two-year Mormon mission. No word on how long the filming will take and if it interferes with his mission plans.

We’ll keep you updated on where and if you can see Archuleta in his new role.