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Gary Oldman Will Fight The Ape Uprising
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01 March 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Coming Soon

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Director Matt Reeves has clearly been busy in the hive of activity that is the pre-production office for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, including starting to lock in the cast. We already know that Kodi Smit-McPhee and Jason Clarke are aboard, but the biggest name so far arrived today with news that Gary Oldman has signed on.

The Dark Knight Rises star is set to play a man named Dreyfus, the leader of a human colony struggling to survive in San Francisco.

Set 15 years after the events of Rise, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes finds mankind suffering after the virus spread at the end of the first movie has savaged the population and the ape rebellion led Caesar (Andy Serkis) continues to advance.

Yet there are problems for Caesar too; he’s trying to hold on to order and power within his new simian civilization.

Oldman seems to be on something of a science fiction kick at the moment, since he’s just worked on Jose Padilha’s RoboCop remake. But he’s also found time for something a little less technical, as he’ll appear in Robert Luketic’s industrial espionage drama Paranoia, which should arrive later this year.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes starts shooting this month in New Orleans and monkey madness will break out in cinemas on May 23 next year.


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It's an inarguable fact that Gary Oldman is not the actor he once was. He does Harry Potter and all these other blockbusters for the money. Tinker, Tailor was a step away from that but he underplayed Smiley so much that he did virtually nothing and his performance was hugely overrated. I was referring to Oldman's performance as Sid Vicious not the quality of the movie - two different things. More

Posted by BenTramer at 11:30 on 02 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE : Gary Oldman is not the actor he was
Completely disagree Oldman is a true character actor. If you hadn't searched him for interviews you would have no idea what he sounded like in real life. Oldman is truly old school and is a truly brilliant character actor. The Sid Vicious film was awful but he still saw it through to the end. More

Posted by rtleeson at 02:23 on 02 March 2013 | Report This Post

Gary Oldman is not the actor he was in the 90s. Back then, he'd just come off an incredible run of performances that saw him play Sid Vicious, Joe Orton, Lee Harvey Oswald, Beethoven and Dracula. Now, he just does big budget movies like Batman, Robocop and this for the money. He sleepwalks through roles these days and it's sad to see as that guy really had something. More

Posted by BenTramer at 21:19 on 01 March 2013 | Report This Post

Should be good
Looking forward to this one. Thought the first film was top drawer. I take it James Franco's character is not returning then - maybe a cameo.. More

Posted by Okester at 09:02 on 01 March 2013 | Report This Post

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