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Release Date: August 5th, 2011

DVD Release Date: December 13th, 2011

PG-13|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Will Rodman (James Franco), a scientist in San Francisco, is experimenting with a drug that he hopes will cure his father's (John Lithgow) Alzheimer's disease. After his work is deemed a failure, Will becomes the guardian of Caesar, an infant chimp who was exposed in-utero to Will's drug. Caesar displays unusual intelligence, and Will decides to continue his experiments secretly. But as Caesar's intellect and abilities grow, he comes to represent a threat to man's dominion over Earth.

Cast: James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo, Andy Serkis, Tyler Labine

Director: Rupert Wyatt

Genres: Science fiction, Adventure, Action

Production Co: Chernin Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Rivalry, Girlfriend, Father, 2010s, Transformation, Gripping, Quest, Emotional

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