Breaking news initiates! Our first ever casting announcement for Insurgent, the sequel of Divergent that will be released next March, has been released!
Insurgent features a very prominent part of its storyline in the Amity faction and their “leader” Johanna has been cast as Oscar winner Octavia Spencer according to deadline:
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer will play Johanna, the leader of the Amity faction, in the second installment of Lionsgate/Summit’sDivergent franchise.Insurgent, the second of four pics, will be released March 20, 2015. Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet return from the first movie, which has surpassed $250M in worldwide box office and is Lionsgate’s highest-grossing domestic release since The Hunger Games and Twilightseries. Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris (Woodley) as she searches for allies and answers in the dystopian ruins of a futuristic Chicago while on the run with Four (James) and hunted by the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite (Winslet). Spencer, repped by WME and Jackoway Tyerman, has upcoming the James Brown biopic Get On Up andSnowpiercer and stars in the Fox pilot Red Band Society that was just picked up to series.
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