Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Reveals Official Synopsis, Adds Toby Kebbell

As Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been moving through production we've picked up a few details here and there about the plot. We know that the focus of the story will remain on Caesar, the brilliant chimpanzee played by Andy Serkis. We know that the story will be set 15 years after the end of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. And we've learned that part of the movie will be dedicated to a group of San Francisco-based scientists who work to try and stop the apes uprising. But these are all just tidbits. Now we have a full-fledged official synopsis.

/Film has received a press release from 20th Century Fox announcing that cameras have begun to roll on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and within it the studio included the first description of the plot. You can read it below.

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

But that's not all. The production has revealed that actors Toby Kebbell (RocknRolla) and Enrique Murciano (Traffic) have signed on in non-specific roles. They join a cast that includes Serkis as well as Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, and Judy Greer.

The film will be in theaters May 23, 2014.

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