From Acting-Audtions.org: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," Twentieth Century Fox's sequel to its blockbuster 2011 hit feature film "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," is in pre-production and gearing up for a March, 2013 filming start date in New Orleans, Louisiana. With a $93 million budget and over $483 million at the box office, this second film in the reboot series of films is being highly anticipated. Principal actor casting for the film's lead roles co-starring roles will be cast in Los Angeles, with additional casting in New Orleans. All extras, photo doubles, and stand-ins will be cast throughout filming in New Orleans.
The extremely talented and necessary actor returning is Golden Globe winner Andy Serkis as the ultra-intelligent genetically altered ape Caesar. Serkis is the most highly respected and critically acclaimed motion capture actor in the entertainment industry, and has won many awards for that type of work including a Screen Actors Guild Award. Some of his credits include Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies, Universal Pictures' "King Kong," Captain Haddock in Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin," and Caesar in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes".
Peter Chernin and Dylan Clark are producing for Chernin Entertainment. Chernin is one of the most powerful media executives in the world. Under Chernin’s leadership, Twentieth Century Fox Film produced the two top-grossing movies of all time, Titanic and Avatar. Chernin Entertainment currently has a film production deal with Fox. In addition to writing the original draft for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," husband and wife Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are also producing.