First set photo of Andy Serkis in Rise of the Apes

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

We can't wait to see what Andy Serkis will look like as the rebellious ape leader Caesar in Rise of the Apes—but we're going to have to, since the Lord of the Rings star will appear on screen with CGI fur. Until the film opens, all we're likely to see is him on set in his performance-capture suit. But we'll take what we can get!

Movieweb posted this set picture of Serkis—along with co-stars Freida Pinto and James Franco—walking across a bridge.

Rise of the Apes, which is a very loose reimagining of 1972's Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, opens June 24, 2011.