The simian army’s ranks continue to swell, as Hell On Wheels actress Sara Canning has joined the cast of War For The Planet Of The Apes. She’s set to play a new ape character — though, as is par for the course with the production, details about her character and the role she’ll play have not been revealed. The film does, however, pick up after the events of 2014’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, and sees returning star Andy Serkis as Caesar joined by Gabriel Chavarria, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn and the recently announced Aleks Paunovic.
War For The Planet Of The Apes is produced by Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping of Chernin Entertainment, joined by TSG Entertainment. Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver also are producing, and it’s directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mark Bomback. In addition to Hell On Wheels, Canning recently was seen in The Right Kind Of Wrong with Ryan Kwanten and Catherine O’Hara, the TV series Remedy and CW’s The Vampire Diaries. She’s repped by Lauren Levitt & Associates and McKeon/Myones Entertainment.