Initiates, we finally have our Evelyn! The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that actress Naomi Watts (Diana, The Painted Veil) has been cast as Evelyn Johnson-Eaton, Tobias/Four’s mother!
The actress, who recently committed to star in Gus Van Sant’s Sea of Trees opposite Matthew McConaughey, is joining the cast of Divergent sequel Insurgent as Evelyn, leader of the Factionless. Watts’ deal calls for to co-star in the futuristic franchise’s two final movies, which are based on Veronica Roth’s YA novel Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy
Watts will jump right to Insurgent, which began shooting last week in Atlanta. Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet and Miles Teller — who all appeared in Divergent — return for the sequel.
Very exciting news! We’re looking forward to seeing Naomi in Insurgent and the two Allegiant films! Welcome to the Divergent family, Naomi!