James Franco may join Rise of the Apes

Deadline Hollywood has word that James Franco is in talks to join Twentieth Century Fox’s Rise of the Apes:

“20th Century Fox has set James Franco to star in Rise of the Apes, the Rupert Wyatt-directed prequel that the studio has dated for a June 24, 2011 release.”

Franco met with director Rupert Wyatt last week and is set to begin production on July 5. The film will tell the story of how the apes came to power and Franco’s character will be an important figure in the war between apes and humans. The studio will be partnering with the visual effects studio WETA, to create the apes. Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark are producing with Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, who also wrote the script.

Rise of the Apes is set to open on June 24, 2011.

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