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Insurgent director Robert Schwentke to stay on to direct Allegiant - Part 1
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Insurgent director Robert Schwentke to stay on to direct Allegiant - Part 1

Robert Schwentke, director of The Divergent Series: Insurgent, will stay on to direct Allegiant - Part 1. 

Schwentke, who stepped in to direct Insurgent after Divergent director Neil Burger decided not to return, is currently in post-production on the new movie and will stay on for the series' third film, according to Variety. 

Allegiant is to be split into two parts, with Schwentke currently only scheduled to direct the first part. 

For Insurgent, The Fault In Our Stars leading lady Shailene Woodley returns to take the lead role of Tris Prior, with Theo James, Ansel Elgort and Kate Winslet among the supporting cast. 

The series is set in a dystopian future where the world is divided by factions based on virtues. Lead character Tris, who is Divergent and doesn't fit neatly into any faction, faces a constant battle to protect herself and her fellow Divergents from certain death at the hands of a tyrannical central regime. 

The Help star Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts and model turned actress Suki Waterhouse will all join the cast for the second instalment of the blockbuster. 

The film is officially titled The Divergent Series: Insurgent and will be released into UK cinemas on March 20th next year.

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