Planet of the Apes: William H. Macy joins the cast

The coming Planet of the Apes Kingdom continues to grow its star-studded cast, with Deadline reports that William H. Macy has signed on to participate in the project.

Macy will join a film that already stars the likes of Owen Teague, Freya Allen and Peter Macon in the Wes Ball-directed film. It’s unknown who Macy will play, but with casting still ongoing and information about the project sparse as it is.

The latest post in planet of the Apes franchise will stem from a script written by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Patrick Aison. Produced by Joe Hartwick Jr., Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Jason Reed, the film will introduce a new adventure in the long-running franchise.

Macy is perhaps best known for her leading roles in films such as Fargo, Air Force One, Boogie nights, Magnoliaand Jurassic Park III, just to name a few. He has also starred in several hit television series, most notably his decade-long tenure as Frank Gallagher on the hit Showtime series Shameless. Next up for Macy will be 2023’s romantic comedy film Maybe I do.

Planet of the Apes Kingdom will be written by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver, the latter of whom was also a writer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The film is being produced by Patrick Aison, Joe Hartwick Jr., Jaffa, Silver and Jason Reed.

planet of the Apes is one of the most iconic and storied science fiction franchises in film history, as well as being an indelible part of our studio’s legacy,” said 20th Century Studios President Steve Asbell. “With Planet of the Apes Kingdom, we’re privileged to continue the show’s tradition of imaginative, thought-provoking cinema, and we can’t wait to share Wes’ extraordinary vision for this new chapter with audiences in 2024.”

The last movie in planet of the Apes series, 2017 War for the Planet of the Apessaw director Matt Reeves’ planet of the Apes The reboot series ended and starred Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn. The film premiered to critical acclaim and earned nearly $500 million at the box office. It earned nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Special Visual Effects at the Academy Awards.

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