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James Franco: 'Rise of the Apes' This Summer!

James Franco: 'Rise of the Apes' This Summer!

James Franco is set to star in Rise of the Apes, a prequel to Planet of the Apes!

The 32-year-old actor will begin shooting this July in the story of what happens when genetic engineering leads to ape intelligence so great that they battle humans for superiority. James will play “a driven scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes,” according to Variety.

Rise of the Apes will hit theaters June 24, 2011.

Also up for James this spring is his return to General Hospital! He’ll be reprising his role as Franco, a man who turns Port Charles upside down.

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  • yvette

    I miss the days when he looked sharp and good looking

  • Lauren

    Love him! How long is he going to be on gh?

  • Crittle

    So is this going to be a prequel for the original or the crappy Tim Burton reboot.

  • Anne

    Doesn’t it sound like Planet of the apes.

  • ka-blamo

    He looks like he doesn’t feel well.


    Shit he’s looking fine in that picture…. nom.

  • Naty

    James is great!
    He looks a little tired there :/

  • Kim Q

    He looks like a drug addict. I don’t know what the heck happened to him but now, he acts like he’s gay and using drugs, smoking, and drinking! He’s a DOUCHE!

  • California Dreaming

    I actually, gasp, like the idea of this film. My dad is a “Planet of the Apes” junkie and watches the films all the time…maybe I can talk him into seeing it with me. Of course he’d be seeing it for the story and I’d be seeing it for the acting, but whatever. Lol! James Franco rocks my socks.

  • karey

    Yes! i love seeing a lot of james franco! he does look a bit tired in that pic though

  • Leslee

    He likes women

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