Dallas Buyers Club and You’ve Got Mail actor Steve Zahn is one of those people it feels should have broken out bigger, but never quite has. Now he’s scored a new role, but we’ll only sort of be seeing him in it.
THR reports he’ll don a motion capture suit to play an ape in War For The Planet Of The Apes. Andy Serkis will once more be ape leader Caesar, with Gabriel Chavarria and Woody Harrelson as the two human leads.
Not a vast amount is known about the movie, but returning director Matt Reeves has said, “As this story continues, we know that war is not avoided by the end of DAWN. That is going to take us into the world of what he is grappling with. Where he is going to be thrust into circumstances that he never, ever wanted to deal with, and was hoping he could avoid. And now he is right in the middle of it. The things that happen in that story test him in huge ways, in the ways in which his relationship with Koba haunts him deeply. It’s going to be an epic story. I think you’ve probably read that I sort of described it where in the first film was very much about his rise from humble beginnings to being a revolutionary. The second movie was about having to rise to the challenge of being a great leader in the most difficult of times. This is going to be the story that is going to cement his status as a seminal figure in ape history, and sort of leads to an almost biblical status. He is going to become like a mythic ape figure, like Moses.”