After a woldwide search to find their lead, news today via Deadline reports that the live-action version Archie Andrews has been found!
Set in present time, Riverdale is a subversive take on Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.
Apa’s Archie Andrews is an intense, conflicted teen, a boyish high school sophomore who got pumped up over the summer working construction and is now juggling the interest of several girls, as well as trying to balance his passion for writing and performing music — against the wishes of his father and his football coach.
Ashleigh Murray JosieMurray’s Josie is a gorgeous, snooty and ambitious girl who is the lead singer for popular band Josie and the Pussycats. She has zero interest in recording any songs written by fellow teen Archie.
Also cast in the pilot are Luke Perry who will play Archie’s dad Fred Andrews, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones.
Okay, okay — but who will play the Riverdale token gay, Kevin Keller? Betty and Veronica need someone to talk about their problems with…
Artist Edy Hardjo (not to be confused with the way a drunk girl says ‘Ed Hardy’ when asked what brand her trucker cap is), created this series of photos which documents the secret lives of some of our favourite male action heroes’ lives behind closed doors. Check out the series after the jump!
We love the concept of the Afterlife with Archie series, a macabre, horror spin on the classic Archie comics that poses the question: “What would become of Riverdale during a zombie apocalypse?”. Check out the latest cover, featuring a rabid zombie Jughead, drawn by Dave Devries above!
Tired of waiting for your fix of Channing‘s Tatum? Well, Fox‘s long-lingering Gambit solo film starring Channing has finally found its release date! October. 7th, 2016! Just three months after the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Says Channing of the film:
“We really do want to try our hardest to give something fresh. We’re obviously going to go to the saving the world superhero movies eventually, but maybe not for the first one. We kinda want to introduce this character in a different way. When you try to do something different, you never know right off the bat what that is.”
We’ve got some ideas! Starting with that image on the top left, and nailing that vibe and those pants straight off the top would be one. Think Magic Mike-meets-Marvel!