KJ Apa Replaces Kian Lawley In ‘The Hate U Give’

We finally know who is replacing Kian Lawley in The Hate U Give and it was definitely worth the wait. Riverdale star, KJ Apa has been cast in the lead role, of the George Tillman Jr-directed and Temple Hill produced drama for Fox 2000.

Our fangirl hearts about jumped out of our chest from excitement.

You may remember that Lawley was dropped from the film after a video surfaced of him using racial slurs.

Apa has arrived in Atlanta for the shoot, which begins tomorrow.

If you aren’t familiar with the book – first, I encourage you to go out and get yourself a copy. The book is about Starr, a girl who came from a poverty stricken neighborhood, but now attends a prep school. She saw her best friend get by the police and must find the best way to speak out about the incident while gravitating both worlds.

The film has no release date as of yet.

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