But the Brit won’t be aping it up on screen in the film – he’ll play a human in the film.
He tells WENN, “It’s called Rise of The Apes and it is a fantastic story and explanation of how the apes from Planet of the Apes came to power. It’s definitely one of the best scripts I’ve ever read.
“The first question my friends asked was, ‘Are you playing a human?’ and when I said yes they were quite disappointed – because they wanted to see me as a monkey. We’ve got Andy Serkis, from Lord of The Rings, playing the lead ape all with motion capture. It’s really pushing the boundaries of Avatar-style CGI, so it’s gonna really set a new precedent I think.
“In the film my character’s father owns a primate facility. Of course I’m not the kindest man to my residents and I torture them with a whole host of weapons.”