Naomi Watts Joins The Cast Of Insurgent Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.04.2014
And the next two sequels...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Naomi Watts (The Ring, King Kong) has joined Lionsgate's Divergent franchise, starting with Insurgent. She will play Evelyn, the leader of the Factionless. She will also appear in the two films based on the final book in the trilogy, Allegiant. The film is already shooting so Watts will report to set very soon.
The film also stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller and Octavia Spencer. After Watts is done with Insurgent she will move into Gus Van Sant's Sea of Trees, which will keep her busy until November.
Robert Schwentke will replace Neil Burger as the director. The script was written by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman. Red Wagon's Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce with Pouya Shahbazian. The last film, Divergent, made $267 million worldwide.