The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Dichen Lachman (Jurassic World: Dominion; Severance) has joined the cast of 20th Century Studios and Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.
Further details on her part are being heavily kept under wraps.
She joins an ensemble cast featuring Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Peter Macon, Eka Darville, Kevin Durand, Travis Jeffery, Neil Sandilands, Sara Wiseman, Lydia Peckham, Ras-Samuel Weld A'abzgi, and William H. Macy.
Teague is believed to be playing Cornelius, the son of Caesar (Andy Serkis).
As for the plot, according to THR's story, the upcoming follow-up will pick up several years after the events of 2017's War for the Planet of the Apes, where, "Many apes 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 groups have never heard of Caesar, while others have contorted his teaching to build burgeoning empires."
They continue, "In this setting, 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 latter’s quest, although she has plans of her own."
Filming has already kicked off in Australia, with Wes Ball in the director's chair and a screenplay from Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and Patrick Aison.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is expected to hit theaters on May 24, 2024.
In case you missed it, revisit our interview with Dichen Lachman below: