Variety is reporting that WHITE SPACE star Jocko Sims has joined the cast of Fox’s currently filming DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, joining the previously announced Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi-Smit McPhee and Gary Oldman. Sims will portray the supporting role of military operative Werner.
Produced by Chernin Entertainment, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is set in an apocalyptic future more than a decade after 2011's RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, in which the ape population far exceeds humans. The script is penned by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Fox has set the film for release on May 23, 2014. Matt Reeves (LET ME IN) is directing.