Actor KJ Apa, who plays the leading role of Archie Andrews in Riverdale, is joining Fox 2000’s The Hate U Give.
Apa is replacing Kian Lawley after videos surfaced of the latter saying racist slurs. Fox 2000 has authorized a little over a week for the reshoots.
The movie is led by Amandla Stenberg, who plays the role of Starr Carter. Based on a book of same name, the story centers around race and police brutality, as Starr is witness to a fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.
Apa earlier posted a story on his Instagram with Amandla:
Riverdale has just been renewed for a third season, and Amandla’s other YA adaptation, The Darkest Minds, dropped its first trailer.