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Octavia Spencer Joins 'Insurgent' as Amity Leader Johanna

Octavia Spencer Joins 'Insurgent' as Amity Leader Johanna

Octavia Spencer has joining the cast of Insurgent, the upcoming sequel to the hit movie Divergent!

The 43-year-old Oscar-winning actress will be playing the role of Johanna, the leader of the Amity faction. Looks like the studio is getting Oscar winners to play the faction leaders as Kate Winslet is reprising her role as Jeanine, the Erudite leader.

Here is the sequel’s synopsis (via TheWrap): Tris’ stakes are risen (Shailene Woodley) as she searches for allies and answers in the dystopian ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris and Four (Theo 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.

Insurgent will hit theaters on March 20, 2015!

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  • Kirsten

    Ehm. Heh?

  • meghan

    She’s going to be great. This isn’t how I pictured Johanna when I read the book last year, but Octavia is a very gifted actress and I think she’ll pull this off without fail.

  • Cece

    Definitely didn’t see that casting happening. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of Octavia Spencer, but I just…wasn’t expecting it. Good for her!

  • Nina

    Interesting. I pictured someone Hispanic or Latina for that role for some reason. I’m sure she’ll do a great job though. I can’t wait for this movie! Totally addicted to Divergent.

  • LJ

    Excellent choice!

  • Diane

    it must be awesome! can’t wait of full casts

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