Keri Russell says Andy Serkis is 'unbelievable'

2014-07-01 21:00

Los Angeles - Keri Russell thinks Andy Serkis is an "unbelievable" actor.

The Americans star, who takes on the role of Ellie in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, claims her co-star - who provides the voice for ape leader Caesar in the film as well as that of Golum in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies - isn't given enough recognition in the film industry.

She told The Hollywood Reporter: "Andy is just so good. That was really the treat of doing this movie. I really hope people start paying attention to him. He's unbelievable."

Serkis' character leads a nation of genetically evolved apes as they are threatened by a band of human survivors of a devastating virus which was unleashed a decade earlier, and the film's screenwriters claim it was his talent that allowed Caesar to speak.

Rick Jaff and Amanda Silver explained: "The decision to have him speak and have words - it was really Andy, we credit him with figuring out Caesar's voice."

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is scheduled for release in the UK on 17 July 2014.

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