‘Harry Potter’ Star Tom Felton Joins ‘Rise Of The Apes’

This is rapidly becoming a weekly thing. A new cast member is announced for “Rise of the Apes,” upcoming prequel to “Planet of the Apes.” The already star-studded ensemble grows one larger and I go on and on about how cool this movie is going to be.

Well it’s a new week and there’s some new casting to report. “Harry Potter” star Tom Felton is officially in the mix. He’ll play the son of Brian Cox’s character, just confirmed last week as the film’s villainous primate preserve overseer. I wonder if Felton’s “Apes” character will follow in the bad seed footsteps of Draco Malfoy, or if he’ll see what dear, old dad Cox is doing and fight for the rights of the primates. Given the way things go in the distant future for man and ape, it won’t matter much: the damn, dirty apes will rise and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.