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Gary Oldman Will Lead Humans in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 1, 2013 at 1:32PM

Gary Oldman will be joining Jason Clarke and Kodi-Smit McPhee to star in Matt Reeves' "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." He will play Dreyfus, the leader of the human resistance. The Fox film is slated for a May 2014 release, just months after he stars in Sony's "Robocop" with Joel Kinnaman.
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Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman will be joining Jason Clarke and Kodi-Smit McPhee to star in Matt Reeves' "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." He will play Dreyfus, the leader of the human resistance. The Fox film is slated for a May 2014 release, just months after he stars in Sony's "Robocop" with Joel Kinnaman. Oldman's days in the Batman franchise as Commissioner Gordon ended with last year's "The Dark Knight Rises."

Jason Clarke made a name for himself as the man enforcing "enhanced interrogations" in Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty."


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.