Freida Pinto “Planet Of The Apes: Rise Of The Apes” Casting

Slumdog Millionaire bombshell Freida Pinto has been tipped to appear as James Franco’s leading lady in the upcoming prequel of Planet of the Apes, Variety said Wednesday.

Pinto will play Caroline, a primatologist, alongside Franco, who will be seen as a scientist who becomes a crucial figure in the war between humans and apes.

The new film is the latest reimagining of the groundbreaking 1968 sci-fi classic. A 2001 remake paired actor Mark Wahlberg with director Tim Burton.

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