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Variety reported today that veteran actor and Hunger Games star Woody Harrelson has joined the cast of the upcoming eighth installment to the Planet of the Apes franchise, War for the Planet of the Apes. This comes hot on the heels of news that East Los High's Gabriel Chavarria was also added to the roster of the film, directed once more by Matt Reeves.

It's uncertain who, exactly, Harrelson will be playing, though he's been named or given the position of "Colonel" for the time being. As the film's primary antagonist, Harrelson's usual charm will transform into malice, making for a dangerous villain in the middle of a war.

Currently, the actor with wrapping up Rob Reiner's LBJ, in which he stars as former President Lyndon B. Johnson, and will return for the final installment of the Hunger Games franchise, [The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2](tag:449866) on November 20th.


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