Tom Felton aka Draco Malfoy Cast in RISE OF THE APES
Actor Tom Felton has joined the cast of the upcoming film “Rise of the Apes.” The film is a prequel to the “Planet of the Apes” films and will hit theaters in June 2011.
Felton has been cast in the role of Brian Cox’s son. Cox is the centerpiece villain of the film and runs a sanctuary for primates but has little remorse about his mistreatment of the apes in his care. Much remains unknown about the specifics of Felton’s role but odds are he’ll be on the wrong end of the ape uprising led by Caesar, an intelligent ape who has been genetically modified through medical testing. James Franco, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis, and John Lithgow are all attached to the film already.
Felton is best known for his role as Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” franchise. With that blockbuster franchise coming to an end soon, this will be Felton’s first post-Potter role.
(Source: Empire Online)