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Freida Pinto: 'Rise of the Apes' with James Franco!

Freida Pinto: 'Rise of the Apes' with James Franco!

Freida Pinto is in talks to star opposite James Franco in Rise of the Apes, the upcoming Planet of the Apes prequel, out June 24, 2011.

According to Variety, the 25-year-old Slumdog Millionaire actress will play the role of Caroline, a primatologist. As previously reported, James will play “a driven scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes.”

Dexter actor John Lithgow is also eyeing a role in the film as the father to James‘ character.

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