Kodi Smit-McPhee Joins Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Kodi Smit-McPhee Aussie youngster Kodi Smit-McPhee is re-teaming with his “Let Me In” director Matt Reeves, the actor having signed on for one of the lead roles in Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, the sequel to 2011′s hit “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”.

Smit-McPhee, who is coming off voicing the lead in “ParaNorman”, will join the previously cast Jason Clarke (“Zero Dark Thirty”), who will be playing the sequel’s adult male lead. No word on what role the two will be playing, but I’m guessing father and son?

Word is, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” will be set 15 years after the events of the first movie, and follow intelligent ape Caesar (courtesy of mo-cap work by Andy Serkis once again) as he leads his fellow apes as they take over the planet. Meanwhile, there will also be a group of human scientists (led by Clarke, I assume) trying to find a cure to the virus that turned the apes intelligent, but is deadly to humans.

Smit-McPhee made his big Hollywood debut as a kid in 2009′s “The Road” with Viggo Mortensen, but he’s all grown up now, and should turn 17 during the filming of “Dawn”.

The sequel is set to raze the box office on Memorial Day May 23, 2014.

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Via : Deadline

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  • Jcdmarquez

    Strange, I thought there wasn’t a connection between the pandemic and the substance used to make the apes smarter. Wheren’t there hints to a killing virus spreading, even before Abe’s escape from the lab?

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      I believe the virus was the unintentional side effect of the “mist” that made Caesar smart. The lab worker was accidentally sprayed by it and began spreading it to others. I guess they were going for irony — what allowed the apes to “rise”, also began the “fall” of humans.

      • Jcdmarquez

        oh you’re right! James Franco’s lab assistant, i had totally forgot about that.
        thx