Archie and the gang to make movie debut
June 7th, 2013
01:30 PM ET

Archie and the gang to make movie debut

If you thought Team Edward and Team Jacob was a heated match-up, just wait until Team Betty and Team Veronica.

Warner Bros. (which is owned by the same parent company as CNN) is going to produce a live-action film based on the iconic "Archie" comic series. This will be the first time in the comic's 72-year history that Riverdale's favorite teenagers will get a silver screen debut.

"We are thrilled to be working with Warner Bros. on this project," said Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater in a statement announcing the project. "[We] have complete faith in their ability to bring 'Archie' to the big screen in a way the fans will love."

Jason Moore - who directed the popular "Pitch Perfect" - will helm the project while Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (who just finished writing the crossover mash-up "Archie Meets Glee") will pen the script.

The story will be set "in present-day Riverdale" and, according to Aguirre-Sacasa, will be more John Hughes than Frank Capra.

"'Archie' is the ultimate teenager, and this movie will be the ultimate teenage movie in the grand tradition of 'Sixteen Candles' and 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,'" Sacasa said. "We are so grateful to Jon [Goldwater] for inviting us to this dance."

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  1. DOC HER

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    August 6, 2013 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
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  3. THIS WAS ALL HERRRRRRRRR FAULT.

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    June 20, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Switching her disloyalty to a mock...bad scripts.

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    June 20, 2013 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. Yes that is where she started again..PRINT

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    June 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Next letter...c...thanks

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    June 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Just LAUGH at her.

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    June 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. EVERYONE knows what a mullet is...

    unless they were born yesterday or have been living under a rock.

    June 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. She's never been near a salon how would she know what a mullet is.

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    June 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. go for the mullet hairstyle...it's you -- retro trailer park

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    June 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. made fun of my face--that's where she started..thanks

    June 19, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Betty goes down on Veronica, and vice versa...they are heteroflexible

    can't wait for this film.

    June 19, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Yawn... i have a hair appointment..FIRSTY!

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    June 19, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. I WILL BURN YOUR SOUL WITH THE HEAT OF A MILLION WHITE HOT SUNS...

    thanks.

    June 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. PRINT OUT MY COMMENTS ... PROOF...IT ALWAYS BEGINS WITH HER....thanks that's why we print too prove its ALWAYS YOU FIRST. YOUR LIKE BEING FIRST SO YOUR FIRST ON WHO STARTS THE FIGHT ALSO.

    See YA

    June 19, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Betty has issues...Veronic fixed her issues...figure out YOUR issues don't bring the blame this way...this disgust on blogs is YOUR problem not mine.

    no anger...just reminding you of what is what.

    June 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  17. have a Troll-y day, hacking ho's and hacking victims...

    thanks

    June 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  18. how do you look at that face everyday--just curious

    June 19, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  19. My GOD, you're a whiny one, aren't you? STFU

    thanks

    June 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  20. I would not be able too boff either...i hear ya

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    June 19, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  21. She is busy pointing out my blogs...but she is not proofing HER OWN INFO AND SHE WHO IS DOING IT TOO...NOT MY STYLE BUT HEY YOUR HAPPY FINE.

    June 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  22. She is busy pointing out my blogs...but she is not proofing HER OWN INFO AND SHE IS DOING IT TOO...NOT MY STYLE BUT HEY YOUR HAPPY FINE.

    thanks

    June 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Those were HER words not mine...remember Veronica cares...

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    June 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  24. S'il vous plaît boire du poison, salope moche.

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    June 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  25. latest lies and poison por favore?

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    June 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. see lesbean divorce.

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    June 19, 2013 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  27. Crack the wall...thank you--

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    June 18, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  28. I think the 1 on the left is full of it....real love experts pls advise.

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    June 17, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  29. It is the same story juiced nobody knows but right here....the phone calls were air to annoy that evil love expert

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    June 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Rock

    I want to see Archie getting motorboated by Betty and Veronica

    June 17, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • What, exactly, do you think 'motorboating' means?

      "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
      ~ Inigo Montoya

      June 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  31. the same history--juiced. amazing

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    June 17, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
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    June 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Historyofissues

    great cartoon but it never worked out.

    June 16, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  34. THIS MAY SOLVE THE BASHING OF THE 4 COMPUTER MYSTERY.... GOOD THOUGHTS GUYS AND GET TOO IT..

    .SIMILAR TOO HOW WE COMPILED EVIDENCE STATING I DO NOT KNOW THE PIGS PERSONAL INFO.
    THAT TYPE OF EVIDENCE-SHE MAYBE TELLING PEOPLE I'M TALKING SH-T ABOUT HIS LIFE ON A BLOG
    IF WE ARE CORRECT FILE IT...IF WE WERE WRONG FILE IT.......

    June 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  35. THIS MAY SOLVE THE BASHING THE 4 COMPUTER MYSTERY....

    GOOD THOUGHTS GUYS AND GET TOO IT..

    June 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  36. I WANT COMPOUNDED EVIDENCE---IF WE ARE WRONG FILE IT...IF WE ARE RIGHT FILE IT.

    June 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  37. I WANT COMPOUNDED EVIDENCE I DID NOT SPEAK OF HIS PERSONAL LIFE ON THIS BLOG AND FILE IT...THANK YOU--

    June 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Not matter what they do or say...i win...because i was born here and they know everything about me--

    the only reason why i remain here is because she has an addiction.

    June 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  39. fone thea if need be.

    great!

    June 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Archie is stuck with that day in and day out...

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    June 14, 2013 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  41. these 2 no talent women had to THINK before invading other personal lives

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    June 12, 2013 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  42. Your still in my accounts no matter what poop you say

    June 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Fee Sees

    fe•ces [fee-seez]
    noun ( used with a plural verb )
    1. waste matter discharged from the intestines through the anus; excrement.
    2. dregs; sediment.
    3. A blogger known as Pliny.

    June 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  44. T. Went back into the accounts.

    …and nobody f-cking cares, you troll…STFU.

    June 10, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  45. T. Went back into the accounts.

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    June 10, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  46. BJ night until next year--big deal--aj

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    June 10, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  47. jail term

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    June 10, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Alucard

    Gayest of all movie ideas
    good times

    June 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  49. WHEN BETTY STARTS BOFFING SOON...SHE THINKS SHE'S GOING WITH ME

    NEED TOO RESOLVE

    June 10, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  50. Both betty and Veronica are in the same boat...

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    June 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Sokman

    Kevin Keller is the g@y character in Archie comics. He moved to town in his teens, he didnt grow up with the gang.

    June 8, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Ciao7 ain't going anywhere

    betty is too attracted to archie now.

    June 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  53. painedi

    Don't forget,they made one of 'em gay.Moose? Ewwwww

    June 8, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  54. i can relate to the picture above for some reason

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    June 8, 2013 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  55. Coach Kleats

    Archie was obviously based on "Andy Hardy" movies.
    Andy(Mickey Rooney) was Archie.
    Betsy(Judy Garland) was Betty.
    Ann Rutherford's character(I forgot her name) was Veronica and her family was even rich.
    There was even a Jughead-type character and Andy drove a jalopy.

    June 8, 2013 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  56. Freddie

    I doubt if any of you are older than 13.

    June 8, 2013 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  57. Ancient Texan

    I'd do Jughead. Seriously. Sit on his nose. For sure.

    June 7, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  58. oneWayfarer

    How about Selena Gomez as Betty and Vanessa Hdgens as Veronica
    and call it
    Riverdale Spring Breakers

    June 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Even better and veronica look like girls.

    see kim

    June 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Sokman

    I agree, Cheryl Blossom for sure. Hotter than Betty, richer than Veronica. I grew up on Archie Comics so I'll keep an eye on this

    June 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Conan O'Brien

    as Archie

    June 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  62. jujubeans

    Who's going to play Betty and Veronica?

    June 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Fran

    Are you guys crazy? Surely there is more news out there to report than a movie about the excrutiating pain poor Archie must be experiencing trying to decide whether to date Betty or Veronica . Leave Archie and friends alone. You've really overstepped this time. I'm done with CNN forever. Only in America!!!

    June 7, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ancient Texan

      What the hell are you on the entertainment blog for? What a dork.

      June 7, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Really?

    Oh, for the love of all that is holy, NO!

    Doesn't anyone in Hollywood have any original ideas anymore?

    June 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  65. T

    Cheryl Blossom is the one I would pick. (LOL)

    I would like the proposed Archie film to be more Capra-ese than John Hughes type,although I'm a big fan of John Hughes films, Weird Science and Ferris Bueller are both my favorite Hughes films.

    June 7, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  66. B( o )( o )BS

    Veronica, definitely.

    June 7, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Who cares

    F-ck off, blog hogging troll.

    June 10, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  68. Alucard

    I banged a few black chicks. They love creampies...probably explains why there are so many of them...just saying

    June 10, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |

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