‘War of the Planet of the Apes’ Recruits Actor Steve Zahn as a New Ape

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Casting is now underway on the third installment of the current Planet of the Apes trilogy, titled War of the Planet of the Apes. Gabriel Chavarria will play one of the new human characters, while Woody Harrelson was cast as the villain. And, of course, Andy Serkis will return to play Caesar. Now, a new ape has been cast for the threequel.

According to The WrapDallas Buyers Club actor Steve Zahn has joined the cast of War of the Planet of the Apes. He will undergo the mo-cap garb as a brand new, currently unnamed ape. Other plot details are under wraps right now.

Matt Reeves returns to direct and co-write this film, which is expected to begin shooting this fall. Mark Bomback also co-wrote the script. Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Dylan Clark are producing.

War of the Planet of the Apes is set to hit theaters on July 14th, 2017. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.

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