Woody Harrelson Cast As Villain in 'War of the Planet of the Apes'

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Woody Harrelson has been cast to play the lead human villain role in next Planet of the Apes film, THR reports.

Matt Reeves, who directed the awesome Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, will return to helm the sequel War of the Planet of the Apes. Mark Bomback will also return to pen the script and Chermin Entertainment will produce.

Plot details for the sequel are under wraps for now. All we know is that Harrelson will be playing a villain called the Colonel.

The third movie in the rebooted franchise will continue the story of Caesar, the ape brought to life via the motion capture performance of Andy Serkis.

War of the Planet of the Apes will be released in theaters on n July 14, 2017.