First Look: James Franco in Rise of the Apes

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James Franco is one busy man.  Currently, he is busy preparing for his Oscar night hosting duties alongside Anne Hathaway this Sunday, but he always has countless projects on the go.   He is currently surprising us with his career choices - including his guest starring role in General Hospital, which had people buzzing for day!

His latest gig is starring in Rise of the Apes.  We have the first image of Franco in the new film, courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

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James Franco in Rise of the Apes

This image is our first look at Franco as Will Rodman in the Planet of the Apes prequel as a scientist who makes a huge breakthrough during his ape intelligence research.  He grows especially close to his test subject Caesar, but things start to go wrong when the ape tries to take over.

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James Franco has enjoyed an eclectic career.

This Golden Globe winner truly made a name for himself via the Spider-Man franchise. He also played Tristan in Tristan and Isolde, and showed a comedic touch, appearing in Judd Apatow's Pineapple Express. He was also the lead in The Rise of The Planet of The Apes, and will be playing Oz in Oz: The Great and Powerful.

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