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‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Casts Actress Dichen Lachman

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ Casts Actress Dichen Lachman

Not much news has been released recently by 20th Century Studios for its upcoming “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” film, but word comes that actress Dichen Lachman has joined the cast.

The Casting

Actress Dichen Lachman has joined previously announced cast members Freya Allan, Owen Teague, Kevin Durand, and William H. Macy in this new film in the “Planet of the Apes” franchise.

Who Lachman is playing hasn’t been revealed yet.

The actress is currently on screens in the Apple+ series “Severance,” and recently appeared on film in 2022’s “Jurassic World Dominion.”

Her lengthy resume also includes voicing General Atitaya in Disney Animation’s “Raya and the Last Dragon,” and appearing as Jiaying in season 2 of Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Both are available to watch on Disney+.

About the Movie

“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” starts an all-new chapter in the “Planet of the Apes” saga.

It is set many years after the conclusion of 2017’s “War for the Planet of the Apes,” in which the conflict between apes and humans escalated into full war, and the ape Caesar set out to avenge those he has lost.

Now, almost two decades later, many ape societies have grown from when the Moses-like Caesar brought his people to an oasis, while humans have been reduced to a feral-like existence. Some ape groups have never heard of Caesar, while others have contorted his teaching to build burgeoning empires.

One ape leader begins to enslave other groups to find human technology, while another ape, who watched his clan be taken, embarks on a journey to find freedom.

A young human woman becomes key to the latter’s quest, although she has plans of her own, as well.

“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” is written by Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver (who all collaborated on the new “Avatar” films) as well as Patrick Aison (“Prey“).

Shooting is already underway in Australia, for a theatrical release on May 24, 2024.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes