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James Franco To Star In Planet Of The Apes Prequel

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He's writing short stories about shitting in moats, going to Yale, returning to General Hospital and now he's starring in Rise of the Apes! Lay off the weed, Franco!

James Franco has signed on to star in Rise of the Apes, a prequel to Planet of the Apes directed by Rupert Wyatt.


The film is set in San Francisco, where a genetic engineering experiment creates apes with astounding intelligence. This causes extreme conflict between the species. Franco will play a scientist who becomes an important figure in the war between humans and apes.

Rise is set for a June 24, 2011 release day and filming begins July 5th.

What's next, sir?!

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20 comments to “James Franco To Star In Planet Of The Apes Prequel”

  1. 1

    he's going to be one of the apes right?!

  2. 2

    i don't care. just as long as i could stare at his pretty face. hes adorable!

  3. 3

    he's beginning to look alot like Heath Ledger…..what is he on?…..

  4. 4

    He does sort of have a simian quality but in a good way.

  5. 5

    He is absolutely delish!!! I would probably watch him in anything!!!

  6. 6

    world hurry up and legalize the green…oh yeah, movie sounds good

  7. 7

    wow to me he looks less and less hotter these days. i remember when i used to want to lick every part of his body. now his face is kind of a butterface..

  8. 8

    I would ride him like I was in the Kentucky Derby.

  9. 9

    saw him in the exact same jacket last Sunday at the Smith Graduation~ haha

  10. 10

    Yay! Another movie just to see his gorgeous face.

  11. 11

    it could not be any worse
    than the last Planet Of The Apes

    The MacGruber movie was
    very very not funny,
    by the way.

  12. 12

    God, he's gross.
    And wow, all of these prequels, sequels, remakes, etc. Hollywood is quite literally out of ideas.

  13. 13

    He looks terribly haggard. He's being hitting the bong (or pipe?) a bit too often.

  14. 14

    This is unrelated but, "Sex and the City 2" companion book?! Har har har har……. My ass.

  15. 15

    Que feo !

  16. 16

    When is he finally going to come out?

  17. 17

    he is soooo sexyyyy! I love how drugged up he looks.

  18. 18

    Wow!! Cannot wait NOT to see that!!

  19. 19

    just another fugly untalented piece of crap. go away

  20. 20

    really now - what ever happened to original films. I mean, my god, there are tons of books out there that are original. At least just make screen plays out of those instead of beating classic/classic ideas into the ground.