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Steve Zahn joins War for the Planet of the Apes

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The War for the Planet of the Apes has drafted another soldier into battle. 

Fox has announced that Steve Zahn, seen recently on Modern Family and in Dallas Buyers Club, has joined the cast of Matt Reeves’ sequel to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as a primate. 

Zahn joins as a new performance-capture ape character in a film that, as of now, is light on live-action cast members. So far, Woody Harrelson, who is said to be playing a villanous human known as the Colonel, is the only other major new addition to the cast. Returning, however, is Andy Serkis, who will once again breath life into Caesar, the simian hero of the reboot series. 

The sequel is currently set for a July 2017 release date, which will come just three years after Dawn opened and went on to earn more than $700 million at the global box office.