The other day, we announced that Jason Clarke would be joining the Matt Reeves directed, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Today, we get news that Kodi Smit-McPhee has been cast as another lead in the film. We don’t quite know where McPhee will fit in the movie, since plot details are scarce at the moment. All we know is that the film will take place 15 years after the events that happened in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

McPhee and Reeves already have a good relationship, having previously worked together on Reeves’ remake of Let Me In. McPhee most recently lent his voice to the Oscar-nominated, Paranorman.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is due out May 23rd, 2014.