Gabriel Chavarria has plenty of reason to go bananas…
The Honduran American actor, who recently signed with Paradigm Talent Agency, is finalizing a deal to be one of two human leads in 20th Century Fox’s War of the Planet of the Apes, the latest installment of the franchise.
Matt Reeves returns to direct, shooting expected to begin in October in Vancouver, Canada.
The film’s sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, grossed $708 million worldwide last year with Reeves at the helm, nearly double the business of the franchise reboot — a major score for Fox and producer Chernin Entertainment.
Chavarria, the young star of Universal Pictures’ upcoming film Low Riders, is the male lead on Hulu’s drama series East Los High.
In Low Riders, from Imagine Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions, he plays an East LA teen immersed in the world of lowrider cars and street tagging while caught between his traditional father (Demian Bichir) and his estranged gangbanger brother, who both are competing in the annual lowrider “Supershow.”
His other recent credits include Aquarius, Prime Suspect, Southland and the feature Teacher of The Year.