Kodi Smit-McPhee is Also Joining 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

February 23, 2013
Source: Deadline

Kodi Smit-McPhee

From cannibals to vampires to apes. 16-year-old actor Kodi Smit-McPhee already has quite a career, but it continues to get more interesting. Earlier in the week, we reported that Zero Dark Thirty actor Jason Clarke had taken one of the leads in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes reboot from 2011, being directed by Matt Reeves (of Cloverfield, Let Me In). Deadline is reporting another new addition to the cast - Kodi Smit-McPhee, who voiced ParaNorman and worked with Matt Reeves on Let Me In, and stars in a couple other projects coming up including Jake Paltrow's Young Ones.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, as the new sequel is apparently titled, will take place 15 years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes with part of the film focusing on a group of human scientists trying to survive in San Francisco while the other part will focus on Caesar, struggling to rule over his new kingdom. No details have been revealed yet regarding who Kodi Smit-McPhee or Jason Clarke will be playing, but I'm excited for this nonetheless. Andy Serkis is returning to play Caesar, along with Terry Notary as Rocket and many of the other apes. Casting continues as they're gearing up to start shooting in order to make a May 2014 release date set by Fox. This is already a great cast so far that I'm sure will get even better as Reeves keeps casting.

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  • Hmm...interesting. Rupert Wyatt must not have been kidding when he said that they wanted to take the film in a very different direction from where he wanted to go with it. Matt Reeves is talented though. We'll see if this franchise is fit to graduate from 'Big August film' to an honest to goodness May tentpole. Being a hit by 'August release' standards is one thing, trying to be a big May blockbuster is another.
  • I got a question to ask, this a boy or a girl?
  • 1st. He looks like Winona Ryder. 2nd. What a ridiculous name.
    • Ya looks like she finally went through with the operation but u can still see the winoniss in her or him
    • Cody W
      Haaa, your kinda right, but that kid is going to get so much poon when hes older.
  • OfficialJab
    Don't know who that is, but I'm really excited for this.
  • castingcouch
    I didn't think I'd ever say this, and maybe I'm officially old. But is that a male or female? The name doesn't help.
  • Skynet300
    Omg people Kodi is a GUY! Sheesh haven't you seen THE ROAD? Or LET ME IN?
    • Well when you wear lipstick and full make-up and spell the name Cody With a K and have the frame of a 14 year old girl you could see how someone might be confused
  • Waingro
    People are stupid.
    • grimjob
      He was makin' a move. I had to get it on.
  • Ok I'm confused... Is it a guy or a girl?




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