Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has added another Australian actor to its growing cast. A few days ago, the sequel film brought Jason Clarke on board, and now actor Kodi Smit-McPhee has been added to the movie’s cast.
According to Deadline.com, the 16-year-old actor will re-team with director Matt Reeves in the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Reeves and Smit-McPhee worked together on 2010’s Let Me In. At the moment, it’s unclear which character Smit-McPhee would play in the sequel, so for all we know he could be a motion-capture ape character.
There is still not much known about the premise of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but we do know the sequel will take place 15 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Early reports suggest that one part of the film will follow a group of scientists struggling to survive in San Francisco, and the other part would follow Caesar (Andy Serkis) as he tries to maintain dominance over the other human-hating apes.
Kodi Smit-McPhee starred in the Academy Award nominated animated film ParaNorman as the clairvoyant titular character Norman Babcock. He first received recognition in the U.S. as “Boy” in John Hillcoat’s The Road film adaptation, opposite Viggo Mortensen’s “Man.” Kodi Smit-McPhee will also appear in Jake Paltrow’s upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, Young Ones, with Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, and Michael Shannon.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will hit theaters everywhere on May 21, 2014.