Variety is reporting that Keri Russell has signed on to take the female lead in the sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Russell will join Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Kodi-Smit McPhee and Gary Oldman in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Russell’s role hasn’t been announced yet.
The sequel will be directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) who previously worked with Russell on Felicity.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has a release date for May 23, 2014.