Principal photography for The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1 has officially commenced in Atlanta, GA. Lionsgate also confirms that Nadia Hilker has been cast as Nita.
Initiates, we should just make our #AllegiantDay celebration #AllegiantWeek! We began on Monday by sharing what we’re most excited to see in the upcoming films—and don’t forget that a HUGE giveaway is still ongoing, with tons of prizes up for grabs. On Tuesday, we got the news that The Divergent Series: Insurgent will be available on Digital HD on July 21 and on Blu-ray/DVD on August 4 with lots of special content. And, as if that wasn’t enough, yesterday (Wednesday, May 20), Lionsgate announced that principal photography for The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1 has commenced in Atlanta, GA:
After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, in Allegiant Part 1 Tris (Shailene Woodley) must escape with Four (Theo James) beyond the Wall that encircles Chicago to finally discover the shocking truth of what lies behind it.
Shailene and Theo will be joined by returning cast members Octavia Spencer (Johanna), Naomi Watts (Evelyn), Ray Stevenson (Marcus), Zoë Kravitz (Christina), Miles Teller (Peter), Ansel Elgort (Caleb), Maggie Q (Tori), Keiynan Lonsdale (Uriah), and Jonny Weston (Edgar), as well as Mekhi Phifer (Max) and Daniel Dae Kim (Jack Kang).
New cast members include (already announced) Jeff Daniels (David) and Bill Skarsgård (Matthew). Yesterday’s official press release also confirmed that German actress Nadia Hilker has been cast as Nita!
Based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, the film is being directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Noah Oppenheim and Adam Cooper/Bill Collage and Stephen Chbosky. Lionsgate will release Allegiant Part 1 theatrically in North America on March 18, 2016. The fourth installment in the series, Allegiant Part 2, is slated for release on March 24, 2017.
We definitely look forward to hearing more about filming…is it too early to start getting excited about the first film stills and trailer?!
Cast members have already been sharing their thoughts from set on social media:
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) May 19, 2015
— Keiynan Lonsdale (@KeiynanLonsdale) May 20, 2015
That’s a wrap on Day 1 of filming for #Allegiant. Life’s good! A photo posted by Keiynan Lonsdale (@keiynanlonsdale) on
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