Naomi Watts is joining
Watts is to play Evelyn, the leader of the Factionless masses, in "Insurgent" and "Allegiant — Parts 1 & 2," THR says.
Based on Veronica Roth's massively popular trilogy of futuristic young-adult novels, the "Divergent" movies are set in a post-apocalyptic Chicago where people live in rigidly structured groups according to their personality types. Woodley plays Tris Prior, a reluctant young revolutionary who threatens the ordered society, and James plays her compatriot and love interest, Four.
The series' cast also includes
Principal photography on "Insurgent," which is scheduled for release March 20, 2015, from Summit Entertainment, began last week in Atlanta.
The "Allegiant" movies are slated for release in March 2016 and 2017, respectively.
"Divergent," the first film in the burgeoning franchise, opened March 21 and has been a solid if unspectacular box-office performer, grossing $267 million worldwide to date.