Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of Insurgent, the next instalment in Summit/Lionsgate’s Divergent franchise.
Spencer will play Johanna, the leader of the Amity faction, opposite Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet.
Robert Schwentke will direct from a screenplay by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce the film through their Red Wagon Entertainment label along with Pouya Shahbazian.
Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville Films are the executive producers alongside Neil Burger and Barry Waldman.
Lionsgate will release Insurgent on March 20, 2015.