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Oldman joins Apes sequel

March 1st, 2013 by bash Comments

Gary Oldman has joined Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

The English actor, last seen in John Hillcoat’s Lawless and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, joins the already confirmed Jason Clarke and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

It is expected that he will play Dreyfus, the leader of a human colony in the sequel.

The Mark Bomback script takes place 15 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and finds humanity all but wiped out by the race of super-intelligent apes.

Part of the story centers on a group of scientists in San Francisco who are mounting a resistance against their new oppressors while Caesar (Andy Serkis) struggles to maintain dominance over his kingdom.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is due out on May 23, 2014.

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