Planet of the Apes Sequel Finds its Villain in Woody Harrelson

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The apes have found their villain! According to Variety, Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games) has joined the cast of War of the Planet of the Apes which is the eighth installment of the very successful franchise. 

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Not a lot is known about the plot surrounding the film, but Harrelson is slated to play a character called the Colonel. The director, Matt Reeves who directed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, will also return. 

War of the Planet of the Apes will begin production in late fall with a release date in 2017. This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Harrelson can next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 which comes out November 20.

Are you excited to see Woody Harrelson join another franchise? 

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Woody Harrelson got his start on the sitcom Cheers, but has blossomed into a solid, reliable actor of comedy and drama. Among the many films this Texas has starred in are: White Men Can't Jump, Kingpin and No Country for Old Men.

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