Date: 7th February 2023
Dichen Lachman has joined the cast of 20th Century Studios' upcoming film, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.
Lachman will join the like of Freya Allan, Owen Teague, William H. Macy, and Kevin Durand, who have begun filming in Australia. The upcoming movie is set in the aftermath of War for the Planet of the Apes as many apes societies have grown from when "the Moses-like Caesar brought his people to an oasis, while humans have been reduced to a feral-like existence. Some groups have never heard of Caesar, while others have contorted his teaching to build burgeoning empires." In the new setting, one ape leader will begin to enslave other groups to find human technology, while another ape, who watched his clan be taken, embarks on a journey to find freedom. On this journey a young human woman becomes key to his quest, though she has plans of her own.
These days Lachman is most recognizable for her turn as the mysterious corporate counselor Ms. Casey on the excellent Apple TV+ series "Severance," but she's been a stand-out in sci-fi projects in particular for years now, with memorable turns in "The 100," "Dollhouse," "Altered Carbon," and more. She also appeared in last year's blockbuster "Jurassic World Dominion.
The upcoming feature is helmed by The Maze Runner franchise helmer Wes Ball from a screenplay written by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison. It will serve as a new chapter in the franchise and is expected to be set many years after the events of War For the Planet of the Apes.
Source: Press Release
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