By Megan McGuire

10/14/15

Steve Zahn has joined Woody Harrelson and Gabriel Chavarria to star in War for the Planet of the Apes. Zahn is set to play an ape, while Harrelson is playing a character titled “the Colonel.” Matt Reeves will direct this eighth installment of the franchise. He also directed the 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The script is written by Mark Bomback, with Chernin Entertainment, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver producing.

With a storyline under wraps, War for the Planet of the Apes will be released July 14, 2017. The last Ape movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, grossed more than $700 million worldwide and was a sequel to the reboot of Rise of the Planet of the ApesZahn has starred in recent films such as Dallas Buyers Club, and will also be featured in later releases such as Captain Fantastic, Disney’s The Good Dinosaur, The Ridiculous 6, and Robodog.

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