Plot: At the story’s heart is Caesar (Andy Serkis), a chimpanzee who gains human-like intelligence and emotions from an experimental drug. Raised like a child by the drug’s creator, Will Rodman (James Franco) and a primatologist Caroline Aranha (Freida Pinto), Caesar ultimately finds himself taken from the humans he loves and imprisoned in an ape sanctuary in San Bruno. Seeking justice for his fellow inmates, Caesar gives the fellow apes the same drug that he inherited. He then assembles a simian army and escapes the sanctuary – putting man and ape on a collision course that could change the planet forever.

Rating: PG-13 for intense and frightening sequences of action and violence

Directed By: Rupert Wyatt

Written By: Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver

Production: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Chernin Entertainment, Dune Entertainment

In Theaters: August 05, 2011

Box Office: $176,740,650 (USA)

Budget: $93,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 1 hr. 45 mins.


Caesar – Andy Serkis
Will Rodman – James Franco
Caroline Aranha – Freida Pinto
Charles Rodman – John Lithgow
John Landon – Brian Cox
Dodge Landon – Tom Felton

Steven Jacobs – David Oyelowo
Robert Franklin – Tyler Labine
Rodney – Jamie Harris
Hunsiker – David Hewlett
Chief John Hamil – Ty Olsson
Alice Hunsiker – Madison Bell
Alice Hunsiker (Teen) – Makena Joy