In the third Harry Potter-related casting announcement this week, Gary Oldman has signed on to co-star in Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
According to an article on Collider, this sequel will be set 15 years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the state of humanity is under turmoil as the apes have caused devastation. Plus, the story is also going to follow a group of scientists in San Francisco who are finding a way to fight back against the apes. It is reported that Gary Oldman will be playing a character named Dreyfus, who is a leader of a human colony.
Oldman was not the only new cast member to join the Planet of the Apes sequel this week. Jason Clarke of Zero Dark Thirty and Kodi Smit-McPhee of Let Me In also signed on as two of the leads. Production is supposed to be picking up this spring so be sure to check in for more news!
What do you think of these casting choices? Are you looking forward to another Planet of the Apes film? Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set to hit theaters May 23, 2014.