Variety says that Keri Russell has joined the cast of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Dave McNary, of Variety writes: “Keri Russell will take the female lead in Fox’s ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ opposite Andy Serkis, Jason … Continue reading

Lead Role for Keri Russell in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

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Variety says that Keri Russell has joined the cast of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Dave McNary, of Variety writes:

“Keri Russell will take the female lead in Fox’s ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ opposite Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi-Smit McPhee and Gary Oldman.”

Fox has not released details about the nature of Russell’s character.

Russell has most recently appeared as the lead character in the FX television series: The Americans. 

The rest of the cast includes: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Gary Oldman.

The film is being directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In). The film is a continuation of the 2011 film, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Rupert Wyatt. Rise of the Planet of the Apes made $481 million dollars worldwide at the box office.

Synopsis:

A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.

The film’s release date is May 23rd, 2014.

SOURCE: Variety, Box Office Mojo