Steve Zahn has tackled many genres during his career, and as evidenced from losing a ton of weight in Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn, he’s also up for the physical rigors of a movie production. In War for the Planet of the Apes Zahn plays a solitary ape who’s discovered by Caesar (Andy Serkis) and helps his new family lead a war against a military camp led by ruthless military colonel (Woody Harrelson).

“It’s really a story of Caesar’s journey and the war he’s having with who he is,” says Zahn who starred last year with Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic. “It’s a pretty simple story and that’s what makes these interesting and that’s why they live forever is because they are simple. They’re about those kinds of things.”

Click on the media bar to hear Steve Zahn talk about shooting the movie amidst the freezing atmosphere of British Columbia.

War of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matt Reeves, opens July 14.

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