Franco Rises to Apes Role


The scientist who starts it all

The first human to join the cast of Ruper Wyatt’s Planet of the Apes prequel, Rise of the Apes, is James Franco (Spider-Man, Pineapple Express).

Shooting begins July 5 in Canada. Fox has a June 24, 2011 release date set.

Franco won’t be donning any make-up or fur as he will in fact be playing the scientist who is pivotal in the war between the humans and the apes. We can probably expect a lot more casting announced in the next few weeks leading to the start of filming.

Source: 20th Century Fox