Comingsoon have reported that James Franco has been cast in the new film ‘Rise of the Apes’. Franco’s character is reported to be a human scientist who plays an important role in the war between man and ape.
The film which is planned for a 2011 release is something of an origin story set in present day during a time of genetic engineering leading to the development of intelligent apes and presumably a war for the planet itself.
Franco is a talented actor with a very natural screen presence, he has delivered a diverse range of roles over the years in films such as the Spiderman trilogy, Milk, Pineapple Express, Flyboys and Tristan + Isolde. He can also be seen in the comedy Date Night which is currently in cinemas.