With Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes aiming to start shooting fairly soon, they’re leaving the casting fairly late. Jason Clarke and Kodi Smit-McPhee have already signed up, and now ComingSoon reports that Gary Oldman has joined the cast for director Matt Reeves.
Oldman will apparently portray Dreyfus, who is the leader of the human resistance that springs up after the apes rise to power. The story is set 15 years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes, centering on a group of San Francisco scientists trying to survive in this new world overrun by the apes. The plot also follows the story of on Caesar (Andy Serkis), who is trying to maintain control over his new animalian kingdom.
Matt Reeves is directing from a screenplay by Mark Bomback.