Deadline is reporting that Kodi Smit-McPhee has joined the cast of the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Smit-McPhee is best known for his roles in The Road, ParaNorman, and Let Me In. He will join Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby star Jason Clarke, who signed onto the project just a few days ago. The film will be directed by Matt Reeves and is a followup to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dawn is set 15 years after the events of Rise and 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 Andy Serkis‘ Caesar as he, like his namesake, tries to maintain order and power within his new civilization.