Octavia Spencer Joins Insurgent Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.12.2014
Oscar winner signs onto Divergent sequel...
The sequel to Divergent has added another Oscar winner to its ranks. Summit Entertainment has announced that Octavia Spencer, who won an Academy Award for The Help, is joining the cast of Insurgent. She will play Amity leader Johanna and joins fellow Oscar winner Kate Winslet alongside Shailene Woodley and Theo James.
The film is set to be directed by Robert Schwentke from Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman's screenplay. It release on March 20th, 2015.
Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the dystopian ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris's family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.