Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of Insurgent, the sequel to sci-fi thriller Divergent.
The Oscar winner will play Johanna, the leader of the Amity faction, and will star alongside the returning Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet.
Akiva Goldsman is writing the script for Insurgent. The sequel will open in cinemas on March 20, 2015.
Insurgent is the second part of Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy, which completed last year with the release of Allegiant.
Divergent debuted at number one at the US box office upon release, making $116 million at the domestic box office.
The film was less successful upon its UK debut, opening in fourth place and underperforming compared to Twilight and The Hunger Games' opening weekends.
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