Deadline has announced that the latest installment of the Planet of the Apes franchise has added five new cast members to its ensemble. Travis Jeffery (Unbroken), Neil Sandilands (Sweet Tooth), Sara Wiseman (One of Us Is Lying), Ras-Samuel Welda’abzgi (The Clearing), and Lydia Peckham (Mr. Corman) will star in the film in currently unknown roles. They join the previously announced Freya Allan, Owen Teague, Kevin Durand, and Peter Macon.
For now, plot details about the upcoming Apes film are being kept under wraps. However, 20th Century Studios has confirmed that the installment is set to occur years after the events of War for the Planet of the Apes and is meant to usher in a new chapter for the franchise. As the initial series of five films (1968-73) and the most recent trilogy (2011-2017) follow their own storylines within the larger universe, it’s likely that Kingdom will follow a similar pattern.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is written by Josh Friedman, Patrick Aison, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Jaffa, Silver, Joe Hartwick Jr., and Jason Reed produce, with Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping as executive producers.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is currently aiming for a 2024 release date.