‘Divergent’ Sequel ‘Insurgent’ Begins Production in Atlanta

Lionsgate announced today that principal photography has begun in Atlanta, Georgia, on the Divergent sequel, Insurgent.

Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris (Shailene Woodley) as she searches for allies and answers in the dystopian ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris and Four (Theo James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Kate 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 Hunger Games and Twilight franchises.

The third and fourth installments in the series, Allegiant (Parts 1 and 2), are slated for release on March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017, respectively.

Shailene Woodley and Theo James are no strangers to Atlanta. The pair were in the city earlier this year doing a press junket for Divergent. We have an exclusive gallery below from the event!

Divergent Stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James in Atlanta