*Octavia Spencer has joined the cast “Insurgent,” Lionsgate/Summit’s sequel to its hit adaptation “Divergent.”
Shailene Woodley is returning as the rebellious Tris in the movie to be directed by Robert Schwentke. Theo James and Kate Winslet are also returning as love interest Four and the villainous leader of the Erudite faction, respectively.
Spencer will play Johanna, the leader of the Amity faction.
Lionsgate will release “Insurgent” on March 20, 2015. The third and fourth films in the series, “Allegiant” Parts 1 & 2, are slated for release on March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017, respectively.
Spencer, who won an Oscar for her work in “The Help,” next appears in “Snowpiercer.”