Rumors emerging from Bloody-Disgusting suggest that 20th Century Fox’s Planet of the Apes prequel/reboot/origin story, Rise of the Apes, may pick up two new cast members, with offers made to both Don Cheadle (Iron Man 2, Brooklyn’s Finest) and Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire).

If they accept, they will be joining James Franco (Spider-Man trilogy), who was also rumored to have signed on to the project a few weeks ago.

As the title suggests, Rise will focus on how the apes gain intelligence through genetic engineering carried out by man, a war with humans for supremacy and how they become the simian overlords we all know and uh… love?

What do you think of the cast? Are you excited for another ‘Apes’ film?

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