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Published On: Fri, Mar 1st, 2013

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ star Gary Oldman joins ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Gary Oldman has been cast in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The Dark Knight Rises star has signed on to Matt Reeves’s sequel, reports ComingSoon.net on Thursday.

Gary Oldman Dark Knight photoSet 15 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn finds most of humanity wiped out and the intelligent apes ruling over the world. 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 Serkis’ Caesar as he, like his namesake, tries to maintain order and power within his new civilization.

Andy Serkis will return for the film alongside new cast members Jason Clarke and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Oldman will appear in the upcoming Paranoia and RoboCop remake.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will begin filming in the spring for release on May 23, 2014.

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