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