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Freida Pinto has signed the ‘Planets of the apes’ prequel ‘Rise pf the Apes’ as primatologist Caroline.

Pinto, who rose to fame from the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, will be the leading lady of ‘Spider-Man’ hunk James Franco in the latest instalment of sci-fi series, reports the Daily Star.

Movie’s cast also include funny man John Lithgow signed to play Franco”s onscreen father, according to Variety.

The new series is the re-imagining of the original 1968 sci-fi classic and Tim Burton”s 2001 remake had Mark Wahlberg in the lead.

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“Slumdog Millionaire” star Freida Pinto is “flattered” by rumours linking her to a role in the new 007 movie but insists that she is not “beautiful” enough to play a Bond girl.

“It was very flattering. I don’t know if I would have done it. I am too young to be a Bond girl and you need someone more mature and beautiful than me,” starpulse.com quoted Frieda as saying.

Frieda was recently reported to have signed up to play Daniel Craig’s love interest in the next James Bond blockbuster, which will be directed by Sam Mendes.

A representative for the actress dismissed the rumours, confirming that Pinto has “not been approached” by Bond bosses.

Freida Pinto, the Indian actress who made a splash in “Slumdog Millionaire”, will play the female lead in the new movie “War of Gods”, Variety magazine reported Wednesday.

Pinto will portray the oracle priestess Phaedra in the film about Theseus, a warrior from Greek mythology who takes on the Greek gods.

In the film, Phaedra is an ally with Theseus, played by Henry Cavill, in his fight against the titans.


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