Fargo and Shameless star William H. Macy has joined the cast of Kingdom of the planet of the monkeys according to a new report. deadline reveals that the Oscar nominee has completed the cast of the upcoming film, but who he will play in the film is unclear. Although best known for his roles in dramatic films such as Boogie nights and Sea biscuitMacy joins the Apes series marks an interesting path for him as an actor as he didn’t really appear in franchises before. Given the film’s placement in the timeline of the Apes franchise, it’s possible that Macy, along with other cast members, could play humans, but it certainly looks like this movie will feature a cast made up almost entirely of monkeys.
Macy joins a cast that includes Owen Teague (IT) as the lead monkey in the film starring Freya Allen (The witcher) starring the film’s protagonist. Peter Macon (The Orville), Eka Darville (Marvel’s Jessica Jones), Kevin Durand (X-Men origin: Wolverine), Travis Jeffrey (Preacher), Neil Sandilands (Sweet tooth), Sara Wiseman, Lydia Peckham (Cowboy Bebop), and Ras-Samuel Weld A’abzgi also star.
Kingdom of the planet of the monkeys marks the tenth film in the long-running science fiction and to the delight of fans around the world, the film will be a sequel to the 2010 film trilogy, including Rise, Dawnand War. The new movie will pick up many years after the end of 2017 War for the planet of the apes. The maze runner trilogy director Wes Ball is helming the new film, which is based on a script by Josh Friedman (War of the worlds), Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the planet of the monkeys), and Patrick Aison (Prey).
“We have an opportunity. We have a way of staying in the universe that was made for us, but we’re also opening up to doing really cool new things,” Ball revealed to discuss movie in May 2020. “Again, I’m trying to be careful here. I’ll say this, for fans of the original three, don’t worry – you’re in good hands. The original writers and producers who came up with Rise and Dawn, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver they’re also in. Josh Friedman writes this a lot of the same crew are more or less involved we’re going to feel like we’re part of that original trilogy but at the same time we’re able to do some really cool new things to do. It will be very exciting to see it on the biggest screen possible.”
Kingdom of the planet of the monkeys comes out in 2024.
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