Three actresses will be joining Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet in the sequel of Veronica Roth’s hit YA adaptation Divergent, Insurgent. They will be portraying a leader of the Amity faction, a leader of the Factionless and one Dauntless-born initiate.
Octavia Spencer (The Help) will play Johanna the leader of the Amity faction, which is dedicated to peacefulness, kindness, forgiveness, trust, self-sufficiency, and neutrality. The Oscar winner’s acting chops is then again tested as she plays the half-blind Johanna, who is described in the books as to having a scar running from her eye to her chin causing her to have a lisp.
Naomi Watts is also set to appear in the sequel as Evelyn, leader of the Factionless. This is Watts first movie in the YA genre amidst starring in a few indie films and commercial flicks.
Small screen’s Parenthood star Rosa Salazar will play the bald and beautiful Lynn, which raises the question: bald caps or au naturel?
Insurgent will hit theaters on March 20, 2015 while the third and fourth installments, Allegiant: Part 1 and Allegiant: Part 2 are scheduled for release March 18, 2016, and March 24, 2017, respectively.