54 year old American actor Woody Harrelson, who has recently played prominent roles in The Hunger Games franchise and the True Detective TV series, has been cast as the central antagonist in the third installment of Fox’s rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise.
Though little is known about the plot of the film at this moment, it has been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter that Harrelson will play the villain of the movie. The character, known as ‘The Colonel’, has one of the most prominent human roles in the picture.
Andy Serkis will be reclaiming his role as Caeser in the film that will be directed by 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves.
There is currently no scheduled release date.