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Gary Oldman Joins Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18:  Actor Gary Oldman attends the Launch Party for Kishani Perera's new book, "Vintage Remix" at Rummage on April 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Kishani Perera)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has scored Gary Oldman as "Dreyfus, leader of the human resistance after the apes have taken power." Zero Dark Thirty's Jason Clarke was cast as the film's star in mid-February. Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) will direct, with a May 2014 release planned. Oldman hasn't popped up since The Dark Knight Rises, but he'll soon appear in RoboCop and Robert Luketic's Paranoia.

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