Andy Serkis Goes Ape For “Rise”

He stepped into a motion capture suit for Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” films, now actor Andy Serkis will be doing the same for the upcoming prequel “Rise of the Apes” for 20th Century Fox

Fox revealed the news on their Twitter page, saying Serkis will star as the lead ape Caesar, the chimp who leads a simian insurrection against humanity.

Serkis joins a cast that includes James Franco, John Lithgow and Freida Pinto. Shooting kicks off shortly for a release next Summer.