Don Cheadle and Freida Pinto Offered Roles in Rise of the Apes

June 17, 2010
Source: Bloody-Disgusting

Don Cheadle & Freida Pinto

This cast is shaping quite nicely. We already know that James Franco will star in Fox's Planet of the Apes: Rise of the Apes prequel that Rupert Wyatt is directing this summer up in Vancouver. But besides Franco, no other cast members have been announced yet, although we do know they'll be using Weta to create CGI apes instead of using men in suits. Bloody-Disgusting, of all places, is reporting that offers have been made (read: they're not signed yet) to actors Don Cheadle (last seen in Iron Man 2) and Freida Pinto (last seen in Slumdog Millionaire) for roles in the movie. But as of now, it's unconfirmed if these two will be joining.

Rise of the Apes is set in contemporary San Francisco and follows a young scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes. Franco's character has been working on a cure for Alzheimer's, testing it on apes. One of them, named Caesar, starts to evolve rapidly, and the scientist takes him home to live with him and protect him from "cruel doctors," thus starting the inevitable ape revolution. No clue what roles Cheadle or Pinto will be playing, but I'd love to see the two of them cast in this. I have a feeling Rupert Wyatt is putting together one hell of a reboot. Looking forward to seeing who else joins the cast - stay tuned!

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  • Jay
    Keep all racist comments to yourselves.
  • Sean
    #1 You're racist for even thinking this would be considered racist! haha just kidding...
  • Steve R
    Well, we know they won't be playing apes because the apes in this version are going to be computer generated.
  • I wish they would have kept the original title of Caesar, that's so much more ominous, but I guess they're going for brand recognition. I wanted them to keep the title Nottingham for Robin Hood too, oh well.
  • #1 Why would we make racist coments? I am sure you have a hidden desire to write some nasty comments about don and frieda just by you posting to keep comments to ourselves.
  • Harry The Spammer
    Cheadle is not going to need much making up - that nose is bigger than the ape's.
  • vinz
    Harry The Spammer , stupid racist dumb guy... you're pathetic...
  • Harry The Spammer
    Vinz: Blow Me.




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