Keri Russell – Dark Skies Clear out in Time for the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Keri Russell - Dark Skies Clear out in Time for the Dawn of the Planet of the ApesAnother human has been added to the ever growing cast of Fox’s sequel to the hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes as Dark Skies’ Keri Russell has joined the homo-sapien rebellion!

Russell will take the female lead opposite Andy Serkis, Kodi-Smit McPhee, William Clarke, and Gary Oldman. Fox’s upcoming sequel is set 15 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The plot is for the most part under wraps, but we do know two aspects of it… One focus is on the group of human scientists who are struggling to survive alone in San Francisco. Another aspect of the story is the struggle of intelligent ape Caesar, played by Serkis, to maintain dominance over his kingdom.

Matt Reeves (who also worked with McPhee in Let Me In), stepping into the shoes originally worn by Rupert Wyatt, is directing the sequel to Fox’s 2011 hit. Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, who penned the first installment, wrote the initial draft for Dawn. Scott Burns had written a draft for Wyatt, but when Reeves came on board, the studio and producers wanted something tailored specifically for him and hired Mark Bomback to do a rewrite. It should also be noted that Bomback did some uncredited script doctoring on Rise. Peter Chernin is back as producer.

Fox has set a May 23, 2014, release date.

Look for more as it comes.

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