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Published on May 27th, 2014 | by gareth


Hey Divergent Fans, Insurgent Has Begun Production

Santa Monica, CA – May 27, 2014 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) announced today that
principal photography has commenced in Atlanta on the feature film adaptation of
INSURGENT, the second installment of the blockbuster DIVERGENT action adventure
franchise, starring Golden Globe® nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and
Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet. Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer joins
returning cast members Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel
Elgort, Maggie Q and Mekhi Phifer. Based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times
best seller, the film is being directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by
Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the
film through their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Todd
Lieberman and David Hoberman are executive producing through their Mandeville Films
banner along with Neil Burger and Barry Waldman. Lionsgate will release INSURGENT
theatrically in North America through its Summit Entertainment label on Friday,
March 20, 2015.

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.

“Divergent” was written by first time author Veronica Roth and has topped The New
York Times Best Seller list since being published in April 2011 by Katherine Tegen
Books/HarperCollins Publishers. Book sales of the “Divergent” trilogy have surged
to nearly 22 million copies worldwide, up from 17 million at the time of DIVERGENT’s
March 21 release.

DIVERGENT has already grossed more than $260 million at the worldwide box office,
making the film Lionsgate’s highest-grossing domestic box office release outside THE

The third and fourth installments in the series, ALLEGIANT – PARTS 1 & 2, are slated
for release on March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017, respectively.

Erik Feig, Co-President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, and Gillian Bohrer,
Lionsgate’s EVP of Production & Development, are overseeing the project for the

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Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”. He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show. He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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