Naomi Watts has joined the dystopian Divergent franchise and is set to appear in sequel Insurgent, as well as the two Allegiant films.

Naomi Watts Lands 'Divergent' Role

Watts will play Factionless leader Evelyn Johnson-Eaton in the franchise adapted by Veronica Roth’s young adult series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to serving as the leader of the Factionless, she’s also Four’s mother. Though born an Erudite, she transferred to Abnegation before heading up the Factionless after splitting from her abusive husband.

Insurgent began filming last week in Atlanta and will wrap in September. Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet and Miles Teller are all returning for the blockbuster sequel. Joining the cast along with Watts is The Help actress Octavia Spencer. Robert Schwentke will helm Insurgent from a screenplay by Brian Duffield and Akiva Godlsman.

After finishing up on the set of Divergent, Watts will being filming Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees with Matthew McConaughey.

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