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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • 2014
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Matt Reeves
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis
  • UK release: 17 July 2014

Ten years after the events of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, simian leader Caesar (Serkis) must work with human leader Malcolm (Clarke) to forge an alliance between apes and men. Thought-provoking and exciting, with fine performances from Serkis, Clarke, Oldman and Kebbell, it's a blockbuster for grown-ups.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Judy Greer: 'I Felt Like An Ass Filming Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

15 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Judy Greer felt like an "ass" whilst pretending to be a chimp in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. The 38-year-old actress plays queen of the apes Cornelia in new film 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' and revealed that she got into the role by…

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

14 Jul 20144 stars

The simian sci-fi sequel proves you can marry visual spectacle with heart and intelligence

Complexity is something that’s all too rare in modern blockbusters but Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – like Rupert Wyatt’s Rise – proves you can marry visual spectacle with something to engage the heart and the head too. Thought-provoking…

Keri Russell: Andy Serkis 'unbelievable'

1 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Keri Russell thinks Andy Serkis is an "unbelievable" actor. 'The Americans' star, who takes on the role of Ellie in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', claims her co-star - who provides the voice for ape leader Caesar in the film as well as that of…

Toby Kebbell lied about 'dentist appointment' for audition

29 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Toby Kebbell told his employers he had a dentist appointment when he needed time off to audition for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. The 31-year-old star plays Koba in the forthcoming sci-fi film and he lied to get out of the work when he was…

James Franco to appear in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?

28 Apr 2014

Film gossip

James Franco is set to appear in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. The 36-year-old actor starred as Will Rodman in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' and although his character was not set to return for the sequel, director Matt Reeves has now revealed…

Planet of the Apes 3 confirmed

8 Jan 2014

Film gossip

Matt Reeves will direct a third 'Planet of the Apes' movie. The director has signed on to helm another movie in the sci-fi thriller franchise after pleasing 20th Century Fox executives with the latest cut of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', the…

Gary Oldman joins Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

1 Mar 2013

Film gossip

Gary Oldman has joined the 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' cast. 'The Dark Knight Rises' actor has become the latest star to sign on to Matt Reeves' sci-fi sequel, set 15 years after the events of the James Franco-fronted 2011 film, 'Rise of the…

Jason Clarke joins Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

20 Feb 2013

Film gossip

Jason Clarke has been cast in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. The 'Zero Dark Thirty' actor is on board to star in Matt Reeves' new chapter of 20th Century Fox's fantasy franchise, set 15 years after the events of the James Franco-fronted 2011 film…

James Franco denies return to Planet of the Apes

19 Dec 2012

Film gossip

James Franco is doubtful he will return to 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. The Hollywood heartthrob - who played Will Rodman in the 2011 film 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes - admits he is unsure whether he will reprise his role in the action…

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