DEADLINE — KJ Apa has landed a lead role in Altar Rock, an indie thriller from director Andrzej Bartkowiak. No word on his role in the film, which will shoot in Boston this summer. Kristin Alexandre and A. Wayne Carter wrote the script. The film is described as a millennial romantic thriller where family loyalty threatens the new love between an American girl and a young immigrant boy on the island of Nantucket.
Apa’s profile will get a boost when he stars as Archie in the CW’s midseason drama series Riverdale. The New Zealand native also has a role in A Dog’s Purpose, Lasse Hallstrom’s pic about one dog’s quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners. Apa’s other credits include the NZ drama series The Cul-de-Sac and Kiwi nighttime soap Shortland Street.
The actor is repped by WMA, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Red 11 Management.
The cast of Riverdale were today on People’s snapchat account, where they revealed who their first crushes were! Down bellow, you can watch the revelations from the cast (you’d never guess who KJ’s first crush was!) plus screencaptures were added to the gallery. Enjoy!
Hello and welcome to KJ Apa Network, your first souce about New Zealand-born actor KJ Apa! You might recognize KJ as he was casted in Riverdale, as the one and only Archie Andrews! Our gallery is still very small, but hopefully it will grow over the next months as KJ starts promoting Riverdale.
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VANITY FAIR — Of all the new shows coming to the CW, the one stoking the most anticipation seems to be Riverdale, a dark TV adaptation of the long-running Archie comics. In a 2014 interview, back before the show moved from Fox to the CW, pilot writer and Archie Comics chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa even compared the show to Twin Peaks.
Given the details we’ve been able to tease out without having seen a trailer (which, feel free to deliver that anytime, CW), it’s easy to see why: like Twin Peaks, this show sounds absolutely bonkers. Here are a few things you can expect.
A MURDER MYSTERY
Like David Lynch’s masterpiece, it looks like at least the first season of Riverdale will focus on a murder. According to the show’s official synopsis, Riverdale begins with the titular town and high school “reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom.”
Jason was the twin brother of Cheryl Blossom, the town’s resident queen bee. (In the mode of all great TV queen bees before her, Cheryl is also hiding something—and it has to do with her brother’s death.) The trailer shown at the network’s upfront event (which has not yet been released to the public) reportedly featured the murder front and center: one couple apparently reacted to the news by saying, “I hope in his last moments he suffered.” Yeesh.
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