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Netflix Acquires Rights to ‘The Last Summer’

Netflix has acquired worldwide film rights to “The Last Summer,” an ensemble romantic comedy led by “Riverdale” star K.J. Apa.

The Gulfstream Pictures Production’s film also features Maia Mitchell (“The Fosters”), Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf”), Jacob Latimore (“The Chi”), Halston Sage (“Paper Towns”), Sosie Bacon (“13 Reasons Why”), Gage Golightly (“Red Oaks”), Wolfgang Novogratz (“Grown-ish”), Jacob McCarthy (“A.P. Bio”), Mario Revolori (“Sierra Burgess is a Loser”) and Gabrielle Anwar (“Burn Notice”).

“Madison” director Bill Bindley will helm from a script he co-wrote with Scott Bindley. Mike Karz, Bill Bindley and Wayne Rice will produce.

The story follows a group of teens, who in the months before college, navigate relationships with family and friends over a Chicago summer before moving on to adulthood.

“We have had a wonderful experience working together on “Green Eggs and Ham” series and are thrilled to expand that relationship with our first Netflix feature film, “The Last Summer,” said Karz.

Netflix executive Matt Brodlie brought the project in to the studio and will oversee for Netflix. The film is currently in production and will be released on Netflix in 2019.

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KJ Set To Star In ‘The Last Summer’

EXCLUSIVE: Riverdale star KJ Apa has been set to lead the ensemble cast of The Last Summer, the Gulfstream Pictures romantic comedy that will be directed by Bill Bindley. Principal photography starts April 23. The Last Summer follows a group of high school grads whose lives intersect in Chicago over the summer before they start college. The script was written by Bill Bindley and Scott Bindley with a polish by April Prosser (Plus One).

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KJ Apa attends MCM London Comic Con

Hey KJ fans! I apologize for the delay on the news– This week has been quite complicated to update. However, i bring you this post with all videos posted of KJ at MCM London Comic Con, where he appears to have lots of fun at! Along with videos, we have added one photo from the panel thanks to americanoflondon.com (you will also find a snipped from their review bellow on the panel).

001.jpg Apa, wearing a shirt given to him by a fan at MCM, charmed the socks off the audience. The show is young (it only first began airing in January), but has already gained a dedicated audience.

Though things were easy straight off the bat for Apa. Being a New Zealander, he had to adjust to his new surroundings in America. Apa said that he needed to stop using certain Kiwi terms that his American counter-parts wouldn’t know, and said that it took the cast a little while to get their chemistry working. Thankfully they pulled it off well.

The 19-year-old actor showed plenty of affection for his television father, Luke Perry. Apa said that Perry was the one actor that he got on best with (name Jugheard actor Cole Sprouse as the second). That special relationship lead to some great acting experiences for Apa.

(read the full review here)

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