Andy Serkis is no stranger to classic novels. The actor starred as Smeagol in the 'Lord of the Rings' franchise and will reprise the role in the upcoming 'Hobbit' films. But now he may be taking on another historic book: 'Animal Farm.'

Written by George Orwell, the 1945 novel tells the story of Joseph Stalin and the rise of the Soviet Union as told through a group of farm animals. Although there have been two 'Animal Farm' films already, this version would use motion-capture technology.

Serkis is said to be working with Robert Wyatt on the project, who directed him in the upcoming 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes.'
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