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First Official Look at James Franco in 'Rise of the Apes'

February 25, 2011 (2:26 am) GMT
The depicter of young scientist Will Rodman looks pensive as he works in what looks like a laboratorium.
First Official Look at James Franco in 'Rise of the Apes'

After "", one of 's next films is a potential blockbuster "Caesar: Rise of the Apes". Now the first official image of him in the "Planet of the Apes" prequel has popped up, giving a look at the actor as young scientist Will Rodman.

Franco's character becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes after he makes a breakthrough while studying the development of intelligence in apes. The story is set in contemporary San Francisco.

is cast as Caesar, the intelligent chimpanzee that will provoke the revolt against human, while and play Franco's Alzheimer's-stricken father and primatologist Caroline respectively. is additionally cast in the film.

Rupert Wyatt serves as a director for "Rise of the Apes" which is going to be dropped by 20th Century Fox in theaters across the U.S. on November 23. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver write the script for the action sci-fi movie.

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