A year or so ago, had we said that Jason Clarke was joining the cast of a big budget blockbuster, there is a good chance you would have said “who is that?” The actor has been in the business for almost 20 years, but after a long run of TV series’ and a few small roles in films like Rabbit Proof Fence and Death Race, the actor is finally seeing the rewards for his abilities.
The last year has seen the actor go from strength to strength, and with roles in films like Public Enemies, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Texas Killing Fields, 2012 finally saw the actor break out and get noticed. In the past year we have seen him as one of the Bondurant Brothers in Lawless and as a torturer in Zero Dark Thirty. With White House Down and The Great Gatsby also due this year, Clarke has now bagged himself his biggest role yet.
It hasn’t been confirmed who Clarke will be playing, but it is rumoured that he will be part of a group of scientists. While the exit of Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt came as a bit of a shock, things were soon looking up again when Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) was signed by Fox to direct.
Reports are saying that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes place 15 years after Rise, which was directed by Wyatt and starred James Franco. One of the focuses of the new film will be a group of scientists struggling to survive now that the Apes have taken over, and another story will focus on how Caesar is having a few issues remaining as leader of the Apes.
Andy Serkis will be back to do his motion capture magic as Caesar.