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Kodi Smit-McPhee gets a leading role in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Feb. 22, 2013by:

Here's a bit of casting news from DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Geez, couldn't they cut the title down some? I even shortened it when I originally wrote the title for this article.

Kodi Smit-McPhee joins the sequel helmed by Matt Reeves (CLOVERFIELD). This is not the first time that the two have worked together. The pairing began for LET ME IN which co-starred Chloe Moretz. She will not be in this, however.

Recently, Smit-McPhee voiced the lead in FRANKENWEENIE (which was pretty cute). The young actor has been quite busy with THE CONGRESS, THE WILDERNESS OF JAMES, ROMEO & JULIET, and A BIRDER'S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING. Kid's got his plate very full. I like him as an actor so far. He was great in THE ROAD opposite Viggo Mortensen. No one else has been cast thus far, and I'm guessing James Franco still hasn't received a phone call.

We have no plot details as of yet, so we aren't sure who will take the lead-- humans or apes. The first installment wasn't so bad. Andy Serkis did an exceptional job, as always.

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is set to arrive in theaters on May 23rd, 2014.

Source: Deadline

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9:49AM on 02/23/2013

From hereafter, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes shall be...

referred to as DotPoTA!
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1:12PM on 02/23/2013
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1:37AM on 02/23/2013
It should be called, Dawn of the Apes.......
It should be called, Dawn of the Apes.......
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12:10AM on 02/23/2013

I really liked him in Let Me In

BTW, Charlie Tahan voiced Victor in FRANKENWEENIE. Kodi Smit-McPhee voiced Norman in PARANORMAN, which I thought was the better film, BTW. Looking forward to seeing him in more movies.
BTW, Charlie Tahan voiced Victor in FRANKENWEENIE. Kodi Smit-McPhee voiced Norman in PARANORMAN, which I thought was the better film, BTW. Looking forward to seeing him in more movies.
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10:41PM on 02/22/2013
Wasn't Jason Clarke confirmed to be starring in this?

Very excited for this sequel. Loved Cloverfield and Let Me In.
Wasn't Jason Clarke confirmed to be starring in this?

Very excited for this sequel. Loved Cloverfield and Let Me In.
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10:17PM on 02/22/2013

Good

What i've seen him, i've really liked. I even thought "Let Me In" was one of the best remakes of the decade (still just a notch below the original though). So this is good casting. He and Asa Butterfield are two I've been expecting to see more of
What i've seen him, i've really liked. I even thought "Let Me In" was one of the best remakes of the decade (still just a notch below the original though). So this is good casting. He and Asa Butterfield are two I've been expecting to see more of
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9:58PM on 02/22/2013
Kodi is an excellent actor and this gives me hope for this sequel, of which I am already very excited for.

Side note- Mr. Kodi Smit-Mcphee voiced Norman in 'Paranorman', not Victor from 'Frankenweeine'.
Kodi is an excellent actor and this gives me hope for this sequel, of which I am already very excited for.

Side note- Mr. Kodi Smit-Mcphee voiced Norman in 'Paranorman', not Victor from 'Frankenweeine'.
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