The next three films in the ‘Divergent‘ series have just added another main character! Naomi Watts (‘King Kong’, ‘The Ring’) has officially joined the cast and will star in the next Veronica Roth inspired movie ‘Insurgent‘ as well as the two follow up ‘Allegiant’ films!
Watts” role is pretty large as she has been cast to portray Evelyn, leader of the Factionless. As filming for ‘Insurgent’ had already begun shooting in Atlanta last week with Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, and Miles Teller, she will have to move quickly to prepare for the scenes that she’ll be in. Watts will be joining Octavia Spencer (‘Snowpiercer’, ‘The Help’) who was also just recently added.
While I think Watts is a great actress, her roles in genre films have been pretty limited. I love the fact that she is going into these and hope she entertains the idea of fitting more into her schedule. Now if only someone could talk Marvel into making her an offer.
Are you happy to hear that Naomi Watts is joining the cast? If you’ve read the novel do you think that she is a good fit for the role of Evelyn? Share your thoughts below!
INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the dystopian ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter