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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