'Riverdale' star KJ Apa replaces Kian Lawley in 'The Hate U Give'

Riverdale's K.J. Apa To Replace Kian Lawley in
'Riverdale' Star KJ Apa Replaces Kian Lawley in 'The Hate U Give' Movie
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05 April, 2018

The choice was compared to the removal of Kevin Spacey from Sony's Getty drama All the Money in the World following reports of his sexual misconduct and assault.

Kiwi star KJ Apa has been brought in to replace disgraced YouTube star Kian Lawley as the star of the upcoming film The Hate U Give.

The Hate U Give has yet to be given a release date. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the tale explores racism and police brutality in the United States.

Lawley, a YouTube star, was sacked in February after a video surfaced of the actor using racial slurs. According to Deadline, re-shoots for Apa's scenes (originally filmed with Lawley) began on Wednesday (April 4). Apa, who is white, will play Stenberg's boyfriend, who never thought about his girlfriend's race prior to the tragic incident.

A source also confirmed to BuzzFeed News that CAA talent agency parted ways with Lawley in light of the video. Still, the movie wrapped in November so it's not exactly ideal to go back and essentially redo major portions of the film months later.

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The unexpected lead role comes just as Riverdale - the breakout hit show that launched Apa in the lead role of Archie - was just renewed for a third season.

When fired in February, Lawley said he respected the film's backers Fox's decision to recast.

The Hate U Give will also star Amanda Stenberg (The Hunger Games), Regina Hall (Girls Trip), Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Infinity War), Common (John Wick: Chapter 2) and Issa Rae (Insecure).

That is until she becomes the only witness in the police shooting, and becomes increasingly political as she grieves the death of her friend Khalil.

Apa will shoot that film, and then he will star in The Last Summer, the Bill Bindley-directed drama about a group of high schoolers who spent a final summer together before college.


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