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Monkeys Take Hollywood

'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' hits theaters Friday, just one of many recent monkey sensations. See more!

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‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

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James Franco and Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto join forces this weekend to take down an ape revolution in Rise of Planet of the Apes. Franco, who plays a scientist working on a miracle cure for brain ailments, described the prequel to the blockbuster Planet of The Apes as a story of origins: "These movies define who we are by how we treat animals and other intelligent species or cultures," he said. The film follows what happens when things go awry with a chimp test subject named Caesar, played by Andy Serkis. “He looked nothing like a chimpanzee, but he was so good at capturing the behavior of a chimpanzee,” Franco told Wired. “It was like acting with a chimpanzee who has amazing acting instincts.”

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