'Zero Dark Thirty' Star Jason Clarke in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
It seems like starring in the Best Picture nominated Zero Dark Thirty is really letting some careers blossom wonderfully. Chris Pratt's small role in the film helped land him the lead role in Guardians of the Galaxy, and now Australian actor Jason Clarke, who also starred in Lawless last year and will be seen this summer in The Great Gatsby, has landed a role in the high profile sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The sequel to the surprise 2011 hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes is under the direction of Matt Reeves (Let Me In) and until now we haven't had any plot details, but this new report gives us an idea of the story. Read on!
Heat Vision says the sequel 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. More than likely, these two groups are going to come to a head, but we're not sure how Clarke will be involved in the action. The actor would make for a great human lead, but he also plays a good tough guy so maybe a military-style ape would be a better role. The film is supposed to start shooting this spring, so stay tuned for updates.