It’s getting to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
A quintet of actors this week joined the Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes entry in the classic film franchise, according to a report on Deadline. No details on the new characters were revealed.
The next Apes pic from 20th Century Studios–now shooting in Australia for a May 24, 2024 theatrical release–signed Travis Jeffery (Unbroken), Neil Sandilands (Sweet Tooth), Sara Wiseman (One Of Us Is Lying), Ras-Samuel Welda’abzgi (The Clearing) and Lydia Peckham (Cowboy Bebop) to join Owen Teague (as the lead primate), Eka Darville, Freya Allan, Peter Macon and Kevin Durand in the cast.
The film–directed by Wes Ball from a screenplay by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Patrick Aison–will be set “many years” after the conclusion of 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes. The storyline has not yet been revealed, but Ball has said the film will not be a reboot.
The Apes film franchise–originally based on a novel by Pierre Boulle–has been a chest-thumper so far, earning a cool $1.7 billion worldwide. The series began with the Charlton Heston-led 1968 Planet of the Apes.
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