One of the stars of the popular Harry Potter franchise has come aboard a new Fox prequel film. Variety is reporting that Tom Felton has joined the cast of Rise of the Apes.

Felton will portray the son of Brian Cox's character, who owns an ape facility. The film will be set in San Francisco and chronicles the events that leads to the apes to achieve dominance over the humans, which all stems from a series of genetic engineering experiments.

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Rupert Wyatt is directing the film from Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa's script. The film will begin production sometime later this month.