David Oyelowo could join RISE OF THE APES
You may remember David Oyelowo was cast as Martin Luther King, Jr. in the upcoming Lee Daniels-directed civil rights drama, SELMA. Oyelowo has had some pretty impressive roles already, including parts in THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, A SOUND OF THUNDER, DERAILED, and AS YOU LIKE IT. Oyelowo has been offered a part in the upcoming PLANET OF THE APES prequel RISE OF THE APES. Oyelowo would play the character of Steve Jacobs. /Film reports that the Jacobs character is a member of the board of directors that announces clinical trials on the apes.
RISE OF THE APES deals with the fallout of human experiments with genetic engineering and the battle for supremacy between species.
James Franco, John Lithgow, Don Cheadle, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis, and Brian Cox are all attached to star in the film. Principal photography has already begun on the film. Rupert Wyatt is directing.
RISE OF THE APES is expected to hit theaters on June 24, 2011.
Source Bloody Disgusting, via /Film
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