Additional details about Russell’s character were not immediately available.
The casting represents a reunion for Russell and Reeves from the series “Felicity,” which starred Russell and ran for four seasons from 1998 to 2002. Reeves co-created the series with J.J. Abrams and directed several episodes.
Produced by Chernin Entertainment, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is set in an apocalyptic future more than a decade after “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which grossed nearly $500 million worldwide. Script is penned by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
Russell toplines Dimension’s sci-fi thriller “Dark Skies” and romcom “Austenland,” which premiered at Sundance. She is a regular in the FX series “The Americans.”
Russell is repped by WME and the Burstein Company.