Divergent sequel to be released in North America on March 20, 2015.

Lionsgate has commenced principal photography on Insurgent in Atlanta.

The second instalment of the Divergent franchise stars returning cast members Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet, among others, alongside newcomer Octavia Spencer. Further casting details are to be announced.

It is being directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman.

Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher of Red Wagon Entertainment producer along with Pouya Shahbazian. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville Films executive produce with Neil Burger and Barry Waldman.

Erik Feig, co-president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, and Gillian Bohrer, Lionsgate’s EVP of production & development, are overseeing the project for the studio.

Lionsgate will release Insurgent in North America on March 20, 2015 through their Summit Entertainment label.

The sequel sees Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), as they attempt to find out what Tris’ family sacrificed their lives to protect and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them.

Divergent has grossed over $260m worldwide.

The third and fourth instalments, Allegiant - Parts 1 and 2, are scheduled for release on March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017, respectively.