Kodi Smit-McPhee Joins Cast of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

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Deadline is reporting Kodi Smit-McPhee has been added to the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

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Kodi Smit-McPhee has scored a lead role in 20th Century Fox‘s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. The follow-up to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes is directed by Cloverfield‘s Matt Reeves, who also helmed Smit-McPhee in Let Me In opposite Chloe Moretz. Smit-McPhee is currently filming The Young Ones, directed by Jake Paltrow, alongside Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning and Michael Shannon. The Australian native most recently voiced the title character in the Oscar-nominated animated feature ParaNorman.

The Fox sequel is ramping up for a May 23, 2014 Memorial Day weekend release, which the studio announced last year.