Rosa Salazar Joins the Cast of ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’

Rosa Salazar joins Insurgent

Rosa Salazar

Lionsgate Films confirms Rosa Salazar has landed the role of ‘Lynn’ in the second film of the Divergent series, Insurgent. The Divergent Series: Insurgent is currently shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, with Shailene Woodley and Theo James back in starring roles. The cast of the second film of the series also includes returning Divergent cast members Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, and Mekhi Phifer.

New to the Divergent world for the sequel are Octavia Spencer, Daniel Dae Kim, Suki Waterhouse and Jonny Weston.

Robert Schwentke (RIPD, Red) is directing the sequel based on book two in Veronica Roth’s bestselling series. Neil Burger directed Divergent and is still involved as an executive producer. Akiva Goldsman and Brian Duffield adapted Roth’s book for the screen, and Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, and Pouya Shahbazian are producing.

Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment are aiming for a March 20, 2015 release of The Divergent Series: Insurgent in theaters. The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1 will open on March 18, 2016 followed by The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 2 on March 24, 2017.

The Plot:

The Divergent Series: 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: Lionsgate Films

-By Rebecca Murray

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