Naomi Watts Joins Insurgent

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 2 years ago
Naomi Watts Joins Insurgent

“Insurgent,” the “Divergent” sequel of Veronica Roth’s bestselling series, has begun shooting at Atlanta, Georgia. A new face will join Shailene Woodley (Tris Prior), Kate Winslet (Jeanine Matthews), Theo James (Four), Miles Teller (Peter) and Ansel Elgort (Caleb). She is no other than Naomi Watts (“King Kong”). Watts stars as Evelyn, the leader of the Factionless, in the upcoming sequels “Insurgent” and “Allegiant” parts 1 and 2. Read on to learn more about it.

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, “Insurgent” will be directed by Robert Schwentke from the screenplay of Akiva Goldsman and Brian Duffield.  Lucy Fisher and Dougwick of Red Wagon will be producing the sequel alongside Pouya Shahbazian.


According to Variety, Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate, predicted that the “Divergent” sequel, “Insurgent,” will earn between $350 million and $400 million worldwide. It would mean an increase about 27% to 40% the estimated gross around $275 million expected for “Divergent,” which, to date, earned $266 million.

“Insurgent” will be released on March 20, 2015 by Lionsgate, while “Allegiant Part 1” on 2016 and “Allegiant Part 2” on 2017, respectively.

“Insurgent” Synopsis Based on the Novel:

Tris and her friends escape the tragedy that has befallen them. They find comfort in an Amity compound. Tris’ wounds are treated, and she is anxious about trying to figure out what Marcus, Four’s dad, is up to. Meanwhile, Peter sneaks into her room and steals her hard drive with the simulation data. Fortunately, Tris catches Peter and beats him. Since beating is forbidden in Amity, Tris is injected with a peace serum.

The Erudite, along with Dauntless traitors, reaches the compound. A fight breaks out, but Tris and the others manage to escape and head to the factionless community called Geo. Tris  learns that Four’s mom, Evelyn, is still alive. She is planning to take over the city.

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