Octavia Spencer Joins Cast of INSURGENT
According to Deadline, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer has signed on for the second installment in the Divergent franchise, INSURGENT. Spencer joins Shailene Woodley and Theo James in the film as 'Johanna,' the Amity faction's leader.
The big screen adaptation of DIVERGENT, released earlier this year, starred Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, Amy Newbold, Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn.
Divergent is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.
INSURGENT will hit theaters in 2015.
Spencer was most recently seen on the big screen in Fruitvale Station and will soon be seen in Joon-ho Bong's upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller Snowpiecer, as well as the James Brown biopic starring Chadwick Boseman. The actress won an Academy Award for her performance in The Help. RED BAND SOCIETY marks Spencer's first regular series role.