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James Gets Down With Some Damn Dirty Apes!

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And Freida Pinto!

Sources are reporting that James Franco is slated to star in a prequel to the classic flick Planet of the Apes called Rise of the Apes. This morning, he got his leading lady!

James will be playing a well-meaning scientist searching for a cure for Alzheimer's by experimenting with apes. Through his work, along with the help of a primatologist played by Freida, one of the apes named Caesar evolves and begins to hatch a plan of world domination by his species.

Anyone else really hoping apes kick the shiz out of James? Someone really should!

Are U excited about this movie?

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James Franco To Star In Planet Of The Apes Prequel

Filed under: Film FlickersJames Franco


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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