Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts join the cast for the second instalment
The first trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent has been released.
Insurgent is the second film in the franchise based on Veronica Roth’s trilogy of young adult novels following this year’s Divergent, which raked in over $288 million (£183 million) at cinemas worldwide after opening in March.
Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Theo James, Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort and Ashley Judd all reprise their roles from the first film, joined by new additions Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts and Suki Waterhouse. Robert Schwentke (Flightplan, Red) directed, taking over from Neil Burger (Limitless), who sat behind the camera for the first film.
Insurgent‘s official synopsis teases: “Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Kate 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.”
The Divergent Series: Insurgent is set to open in cinemas on March 20. The final two films in the series, Allegiant – Part 1 and Allegiant – Part 2, will then follow in March 2016 and March 2017.