'War of the Planet of the Apes' Enlists Gabriel Chavarria for a Leading Role

Gabriel Chavarria from Hulu's 'East Los High' has been cast as one of two human leads in the upcoming 'War of the Planet of the Apes.' After boasting over $700 million worldwide for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' director Matt Reeves is back for another entry in the surprisingly successful franchise.

The up-and-coming young actor Chavarria has h@ad numerous TV and film roles like Freedom Writers, A Better Life, Major Crimes, Southland, and the upcoming film Low Riders. It's unknown what the role in 'War' entails or the film for that matter but could be the break-out one that could lead to more leading roles for Chavarria, a rarity for American Latinos in Hollywood.

20th Century Fox has enjoyed both commercial and critical success with the 'Apes' franchise. Reeves' 'Dawn' was a thoughtful and exciting allegory of our times that resonated with audiences. Foreign audiences especially took to the film with $500 million in ticket sales alone.  

Filming is expected to start in Vancouver in October.War of the Planet of the Apes is scheduled for release on July 14, 2017.