According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jason Clarke ("Zero Dark Thirty"), has signed on to start in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
The film will be directed by Matt Reeves. Much of the plot is being kept under lock and key but it is set 15 years after the events of 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which starred James Franco. 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 a returning Andy Serkis, to maintain dominance over his kingdom.