has been cast alongside Wilmer Valderrama
in the feature film version of the classic TV series CHiPs
, according to media reports. Valderrama has signed on for the role of Francis 'Ponch' Poncherello, which was originally played by Erik Estrada
, while Evans would play his partner Jon Baker, who was originally played by Larry Wilcox
A source tells Latino Review
, "I came across a little celebration that was going on (at a New York City restaurant) in the form of Wilmer Valderrama and Chris Evans popping open some bubbly and announcing to the crowd that Chris Evans has signed on to play Jon Baker, Ponch's partner. Wilmer himself actually said, 'Meet Ponch's new partner.' The guys were pretty fired up about the deal."
"Chips" follows the adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.
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