Alek Skarlatos Lands Film Role ... Alongside Ron Jeremy

11/16/2015 8:11 AM PST

Alek Skarlatos: Lands Film Role Alongside Ron Jeremy

EXCLUSIVE

Hollywood can't get enough of Paris train hero Alek Skarlatos because he's landed himself a movie deal alongside porn legend Ron Jeremy ... but it's not the type of film role everyone's thinking. 

Skarlatos will appear in "Range 15." It's a military comedy also starring William Shatner and Danny Trejo. The role wasn't a far stretch for Skarlatos ... he plays himself in a short cameo.

Sources tell us producers approached him shortly after the train attacks and he was so green to Hollywood he didn't even know about Jeremy's previous career.

Skarlatos has since brushed up on his Hollywood celebrity on "Dancing with the Stars," where he's made it to the semifinals. 

"Range 15" is set to be released next July.