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Serkis to monkey around again in Planet of the Apes prequel

Jun 30, 2010 | 5:00am EDT

The Lord of the Rings star, who inspired the big ape in Peter Jackson's King Kong, will play Caesar, the chimp who leads the uprising at the centre of the new film.

Serkis will join Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto, James Franco and John Lithgow in the movie, which is set in present day San Francisco, California.

Rupert Wyatt will direct.

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