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'Divergent' is Still Filming But the Sequel, 'Insurgent,' Is Already In the Works

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May 07, 2013 | 9:08pm EDT

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Divergent is still a year away from hitting the big screen, but Summit Entertainment is so sure its adaptation of Veronica Roth's bestselling YA series will be a success that it's already begun work on the sequel. Insurgent, the second installment in the series, is officially a go with Jane Got a Gun's Brian Duffield writing the script, Deadline reports. 

Without giving too much of Divergent's twists and spoilers away, Insurgent continues the journey of Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) as war now looms between the factions (the series is set in a dystopian future where society divides people into five factions based on personality). As Tris and her friends escape to safety, sides will be chosen, secrets will emerge, old faces will resurface, and Tris will risk everything — despite Four's insistance to take better care of herself— as she struggles to harness her incredible power as a "divergent." Kate Winslet will also return to star as villain Jeanine Matthews, the leader of the Erudite faction.

Divergent is currently in production with Neil Burger directing. The film is scheduled to hit theaters March 21, 2014.

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