20th Century Studios Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes has added five new cast members today, Deadline has learned.
Travis Jeffery (Unbroken), Neil Sandilands (Sweet Tooth), Sara Wiseman (One Of Us Is Lying), Ras-Samuel Welda’abzgi (The Clearing) and Lydia Peckham (Cowboy Bebop) are all set to join a cast that already includes Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Peter Macon, Kevin Durand and Eka Darville.
Details on who the five are playing are being kept under wraps, as is the plot but it is said to be a continuation many years later on Matt Reeves’ universe that ended with War for the Planet of the Apes. That said, it is being reported that Teague will play the main ape, while Allan will play the human lead.
Maze Runner alum Wes Ball takes over directing duties from a script by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa. Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison. Joe Hartwick Jr., Jaffa, Silver, and Jason Reed are the film’s producers with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping exec producing.
Filming is already underway in Sydney, New South Wales. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is set to hit theaters on May 24, 2024.
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