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Tris attempts a rescue in 'Insurgent' teaser


The intensely dramatic teaser for Insurgent, the second installment in the Divergent franchise, features Tris (Shailene Woodley) trying to stage a daring rescue. READ FULL STORY

See the next 'Insurgent' 3-D interactive character poster

Lionsgate announced today that Insurgent, next year’s Divergent sequel, will arrive in 3-D and 2-D when it opens in theaters on March 20. So what better way to unveil the updated look of some of the characters than with interactive 3-D posters? As part of an Insurgent online “scavenger hunt,” Lionsgate is sharing eight exclusive posters on Tuesday, a new one popping up across the web every hour.

EW has the first peek at Christina, Tris’ loyal—but very candid—best pal (Zoë Kravitz), whose friendship will be tested in the sequel. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: 'Parenthood' actress Rosa Salazar joins 'Insurgent'; Plus, Gabourey Sidibe, Dane Cook, more

• Rosa Salazar (Parenthood) has joined the cast of Insurgent as Lynn. Currently filming in Atlanta, the Divergent follow-up from director Robert Schwentke (R.I.P.D.) will again star Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars), Theo James (Underworld: Awakening), Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), Kate Winslet (Labor Day), Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher), and Zoe Kravitz (After Earth), as well as newcomers to the series Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost), and Octavia Spencer (The Help). In the book, Lynn is described as a bitter Dauntless-born initiate with a shaved head, eyebrow piercing, a tough attitude, and a mischievous sense of humor. The sequel is scheduled for a March 20, 2015, release. [THR] READ FULL STORY

'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.

'Insurgent': Octavia Spencer joins cast

Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of Insurgent, the second installment in the Divergent film series.

Spencer is set to play Johanna, the leader of the Amity faction, in the movie based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling books.


'Divergent' director Neil Burger explains why he won't return for sequel -- LISTEN

Divergent director Neil Burger sat down with Nicole Sperling on EW Radio to discuss why he’s not coming back for the second installment of the trilogy, based on the best-selling young adult series by Veronica Roth. While Burger said he was originally supposed to come back and direct Insurgent, the decision to turn down the offer came down to “practical issues” that involved going back to shoot some additional scenes for the film that would further explain the world that Tris is living in.

“Once I was doing that, I was like, ‘I can’t be prepping one shoot on this film and then prepping a whole other movie at the same time,’ and it was sort of the straw that broke the camel’s back in the sense of being able to do [Insurgent],” said the director. “It’s too bad because I love those actors and I do feel a certain ownership of the movie.”

Listen to a short clip from EW’s interview with Divergent director Neil Burger below: READ FULL STORY

Summit announces director for 'Divergent' sequel

Robert Schwentke, the German director best known for Flightplan with Jodie Foster and the successful action-comedy Red, has been selected to direct Insurgent, the sequel to Summit’s upcoming franchise-starter, Divergent. Shailene Woodley stars as multi-talented Tris Prior in the adaptation of Veronica Roth’s best-selling novel, which tells the story of a dystopian future where society is divided into five factions. In Insurgent, based on Roth’s 2012 book, war looms and Tris’ loyalty to Dauntless, the most courageous faction, is tested in ways she never imagined.

“We are excited to announce that we have found the perfect director to carry on the story of Tris Prior and the expanded world of Insurgent in Robert Schwentke,” said Erik Feig, Lionsgate’s president of production, in a statement. “Robert, with whom we have already had a successful relationship, has proven a master storyteller in multiple genres.” READ FULL STORY

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