Keri Russell, star of the television series that was kind of the '90s version of HBO's "Girls," will be reuniting with series creator Matt Reeves for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," according to Heat Vision.
This isn't the first time that Russell's old Bad Robot connections have paid off, as she previously co-starred with Tom Cruise in the J.J. Abrams-directed "Mission: Impossible III." She was recently seen in the alien abduction horror flick, "Dark Skies," and is currently starring in the acclaimed FX series, "The Americans."
Plot details on the sequel to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" are being kept under Abrams-style wraps, though we do know that it's set 15 years after the events of the previous film and revolves around a group of scientists struggling to survive in San Francisco whilst Caesar (Andy Serkis) continues his taking over of ... well, the planet.
Russell will be playing the female lead, joining a cast that includes Kodi Smit-McPhee (who previously worked with Reeves on "Let Me In"), Gary Oldman as the leader of the human resistance against the apes and Oldman's "Lawless" co-star, Jason Clarke.
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" will hit theaters on May 23, 2014.