Naomi Watts is ready to become the mother of Four.
The Oscar-nominated actress is joining the cast of “Insurgent” and “Allegiant,” the sequels to the hit movie adaptations of Veronica Roth’s bestselling novel “Divergent.”
Watts will play Evelyn Johnson, the leader of the Factionless — who happens to be the mother of Tobias Eaton aka Four. She faked her death to flee her abusive husband, Marcus, and their faction, Abnegation; in doing so, she left behind her young son to suffer from Marcus’s violent behavior. Let’s just say Four and Evelyn are not on the best of terms when they meet again in “Insurgent.”
Evelyn will be a big part of the second movie, as well as the two movies comprising “Allegiant.”
Watts adds her name to a massive cast, headlined by stars Shailene Woodley (Tris) and Theo James (Four). And she’ll stand toe to toe with other Academy Award winners Kate Winslet (Jeanine) and Octavia Spencer (Johanna).
“Insurgent” started filming recently in Atlanta and will hit theaters March 2015.
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