Keri Russell, last seen in that sci-fi horror Dark Skies, is set to play the female lead in the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes! She will join the cast which already includes Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Andy Serkis & Gary Oldman, and just for the record – the movie will reunite Felicity star with the series co-creator – director Matt Reeves!
As you already know, Matt Reeves is set to direct Dawn of the Planet of the Apes from a script written by Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, and the movie is already set to hit theaters on May 23rd, 2014.
Not much is known about the whole thing, except that the sequel is set 15 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes where most of humanity wiped out and the intelligent apes ruling over the world. According to the previous reports:
…part of the film’s focus is said to be on a small group of San Francisco-based scientists that are forming a resistance against the apes and part follows Andy Serkis’ Caesar as he, like his namesake, tries to maintain order and power within his new civilization.
And that’s basically all we know at this moment.
The good thing is that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes starts filming this spring, which means that we’ll soon have more details to share.
Make sure you stay tuned!