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'Insurgent': Daniel Dae Kim joins cast

Tris’ world in Insurgent is filling out: Daniel Dae Kim has joined the Divergent sequel as Jack Kang, a representative of the Candor faction. Kim was most recently seen on Hawaii Five-0, and is best-known for his role on Lost.

He’s the latest addition to the cast, which will also include Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer, as well as returning stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. Insurgent is the second in an announced four films based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling YA trilogy.

Robert Schwentke has taken over directing duties from Divergent director Neil Burger, and The Divergent Series: Insurgent is set to hit theaters Mar. 20.

Naomi Watts joins 'Insurgent' -- REPORT

Insurgent — the sequel to last March’s Divergent, adapted from the best-selling Veronica Roth books — has added another high-profile cast member: The Hollywood Reporter reports that Naomi Watts has signed on to play Evelyn, the leader of the Factionless. Watts’ role would include not just Insurgent, but the two final films planned for the final book in the trilogy, Allegiant. 

Watts joins new cast members Octavia Spencer and Suki Waterhouse, along with returning stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, and Kate Winslet. Robert Schwentke has taken over directing duties from Divergent director Neil Burger — filming began just last week — and the dystopian thriller is due in theaters March 2015.

Our calls to Summit for confirmation were not immediately returned.

Shailene Woodley talks 'Allegiant' split decision: 'That’s another year of kicking ass'

Big news concerning post-dystopian Chicago came out last week: Allegiant, the final book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy, will be split into two movies.

At the MTV Movie Awards Sunday, EW caught up with Shailene Woodley to ask how she feels about the decision to make four Divergent films. “I just heard that as well,” Woodley said. “I am excited, but my very first thought, if I’m being honest was, ‘Okay. All right. That’s another year of kicking ass. Another year devoted to this character.’ But that’s all right, because I am honored to be Tris, and it is exciting. Divergent was a very fun film to make, and I worked with some great people. It is also really exciting that just after coming off promoting this one, we start filming the next one in like a month. It will be nice to get into it.” READ FULL STORY

'Divergent' closer 'Allegiant' to be split into two films

Shailene Woodley will be ruling March for even longer than we thought she would.

Lionsgate announced Friday that the Divergent trilogy’s final book, Allegiant, will be split into two films — following the franchise trend spurred by the Harry Potter films and aped by both the Twilight movies and the Hunger Games series. Allegiant — Part 1 will be released March 18, 2016, while Allegiant — Part 2 will arrive on March 24, 2017. The studio has not announced where they plan to split the novel’s story.

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Box office update: 'Captain America' supersizes Friday's box office with $37 million

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is proving that a big shield is enough to conquer the box office, pulling in an estimated $37 million Friday night. The PG-13 film from Joe and Anthony Russo is already outpacing 2011′s original Captain America, which earned $25.7 million its first full day in release. The movie has also already nabbed $75 million from its international release and could get close to $100 million here in North America. READ FULL STORY

'Divergent' stars Theo James and Shailene Woodley recall their sweaty first meeting -- VIDEO

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It was not all work and no play for Divergent star Theo James on set, who recounted during a visit with EW Radio the time he vomited at a Whole Foods after “hitting it very hard” at a party. He was joined by his co-star Shailene Woodley who, in response to the partying story, promptly fist-bumped James and said, “Good job.”

Not surpisingly, there was more to shooting the dystopian film than being hungover. In the clip below, the two also discuss what it means to be “divergent,” how it was to meet for the first time, and the challenges of a big-budget film. READ FULL STORY

Ellie Goulding, Zedd will perform songs from 'Divergent' soundtrack at MTV Movie Awards

Although Divergent came out a little late in the game to get an MTV Movie Awards nomination of its own, the blockbuster film will still have a presence at this year’s award show. This time, Tris and Four will be represented with music.

MTV has announced that Ellie Goulding and Zedd with both take the stage during the awards show to perform songs from the Divergent soundtrack. Goulding will perform her single, “Beating Heart,” while Zedd is set to perform “Find You.”

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, air on Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m. on MTV.

Box office report: 'Noah' wreaks Old Testament havoc on its competitors

Russell Crowe’s grungy beard — presumably as well as other elements of Noah – drew in $44 million this weekend, perching it atop a Mount Ararat of box office receipts with a moderately impressive sum by any measurement (including cubits). Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical bonanza took the No. 1 spot, knocking all the films from last week’s Top 5 down one slot. The theologically loose adaptation fared better than the last time Crowe went gallivanting around in a tunic, in 2010′s Robin Hood. (That period epic only made $36 million in its first weekend.) However, there wasn’t exactly a rainbow at the end of the storm, considering audiences gave Noah a “C” CinemaScore rating.

The Divergent Games: City of Bones — er, Divergent – couldn’t quite muster enough YA fandom or non-reader interest to push its to-date take over the $100 million mark. The fantasy drama sits comfortably in a distant second with $26.5 million for the weekend, making for a grand total of $95.3 million. With a reported budget of $85 million, this certainly isn’t a dystopian scenario for the proposed trilogy, but it is less than half of what both films in The Hunger Games series had made by the end of their second weekends. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'Noah' floats with $15.2 million on Friday

Darren Aronofsky’s diluvian epic Noah attracted something between a trickle and a flood of moviegoers on Friday, earning the film $15.2 million in its first day of release. While Noah is an adaptation of the original disaster story, in which God plays Roland Emmerich and destroys pretty much everything in sight, the number puts Noah‘s draw closer to that of historical epics like star Russell Crowe’s Robin Hood than any of Emmerich’s big-budget catastrophe porn. It’s unclear whether the film managed to get Christian audiences (who made last week’s God’s Not Dead a sleeper hit) marching two-by-two into the cinemaplex or if news that Aronofsky was playing fast and loose with Old Testament mythology had kept them at bay.

Meanwhile, Divergent made $8.1 million on its second Friday, dropping a modest 64 percent. The hopeful YA franchise may not diverge too much in tone from its allegorical dystopian forebear The Hunger Games, but the numbers do: At this point, Divergent has made $76.9 million, whereas the first film adapted from Suzanne Collins’ trilogy had already taken in $208.6 million over nearly the exact same calendar days. Of course, $76.9 million in a week and a day is no small potatoes. It’s just not freakishly large genetically modified potatoes, either.

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Shailene Woodley at CinemaCon: Post-'Divergent' madness, 'Fault in Our Stars' love

It’s a confusing time for Shailene Woodley. The lead actress of last weekend’s No. 1 film Divergent stopped off in Vegas in the middle of her worldwide promotional tour to hock her next film, the adaptation of John Green’s best-selling novel The Fault in Our Stars. And it’s easy for her two worlds to get garbled.

“I was just saying that Fault is about two kids with cancer who jump off buildings and run on trains,” she says with a laugh. “Wait, is that not right?”

Not quite. For the uninitiated, Woodley is transitioning from lead actress in a YA dystopian sci-fi adventure to lead actress in a YA romance about two teenagers with cancer. Just don’t call it a cancer movie.

“People ask me in interviews all the time, ‘How did it feel to play a cancer patient?’ I didn’t play a cancer patient. I played a girl who happened to be leading this life and happened to have ‘a touch of cancer,’” she says, in reference to a line from Green’s novel. “This book — and movie — they don’t victimize death, they empower life. That should be the tagline.” READ FULL STORY

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