Octavia Spencer Joins Theo James and Shailene Woodley on the Cast of Insurgent


The official Divergent twitter has officially confirmed that Octavia Spencer, well known for her roles in “The Help” and “Paradise,” is joining the cast of Insurgent as the leader (spokesperson, actually) of the Amity faction.

MTV News adds,

For those of you who have only seen the film version of “Divergent” and aren’t quite familiar with what lies ahead, there’s plenty to be excited about here. Spencer can expect a lot of time in the makeup chair, as well as a lot of screen time, if the film version of “Insurgent” follows the book closely. The character of Johanna is described as nearly pretty, but for the very distinct scar that runs across her entire face, leaving her with one eye and a speech impediment from the damage. She’s a member of the Amity faction, and as close to a leader as the technically collective and headless faction has.

What do you think of this addition to the cast of Insurgent? What other casting announcements are you excited for?