Andy Serkis Interview for "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
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I love, love, love "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." It's one of the best sci-fi action films of the year and that's largely due to Andy Serkis' affecting performance as the rising simian leader Cesar. From his portrayal of Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" films to Kong in "King Kong" to Cesar in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," Serkis knows how to infuse heart to his characters.
In this interview, we talked about:
His attraction to making "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
How he differentiates Cesar from his previous roles
How he injects heart to his character
Is he a fan of the original "Planet of the Apes?"
Working in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit"
Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts
A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other -- and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.
Also Known As: Caesar (Fox)
Untitled Planet of the Apes Prequel
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama and Science Fiction/Fantasy
Running Time: 1 hr. 50 min.
Release Date: August 5th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense and frightening sequences of action and violence.
Distributors: 20th Century Fox Distribution
Production Co.: Chernin Entertainment
Studios: 20th Century Fox
Filming Locations: Mammoth Studios, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Produced in: United States
Cast & Crew
James Franco -- Will Rodman
Freida Pinto -- Caroline Aranha
John Lithgow -- Charles Rodman
Brian Cox -- John Landon
Tom Felton -- Dodge Landon
David Oyelowo -- Steven Jacobs
Tyler Labine -- Franklin
Jamie Harris -- Rodney
David Hewlett -- Hunsiker
Andy Serkis -- Caesar
Directed By: Rupert Wyatt
Year of Production: 2011
Country: United States