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Pinto “˜Gives Voice to the Apes’ in Blockbuster Sci-Fi Film

15 August 2011


Pinto “˜Gives Voice to the Apes’ in Blockbuster Sci-Fi Film

Freida Pinto has never seen the 1968 original “Planet of the Apes,” but that hasn’t stopped her from leaving an indelible mark on the blockbuster movie franchise.

Twentieth Century Fox’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” in which she costars with Oscar nominee James Franco, opened Aug. 5 and raked in a strong $54 million domestically as of Aug. 8.

The film has earned raves from audiences and critics alike, and an impressive Rotten Tomatoes rating of 81 percent; while Time magazine calls it “the year’s finest action movie.”

The 26-year-old Pinto plays Caroline Aranha, a San Francisco primatologist. She comes to the aid of Will Rodman (Franco), a genetic scientist who attempts to refine a drug called ALZ-112, an Alzheimer’s cure, through a controversial chimpanzee drug trial.

When baby chimp Caesar is born in the lab to a drug-administered mother chimp, it soon becomes clear that ALZ-112’s side effects are alarming indeed: Caesar turns out to be a genius who later learns to lead an army of apes in a race to world


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Via India West

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