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Octavia Spencer Joins Cast of 'Insurgent'

She will play Johanna

May 12 2014, 3:31pm CDT | by

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Octavia Spencer Joins Cast of 'Insurgent'
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Octavia Spencer Joins Cast of 'Insurgent'

Initiates, get ready to see Octavia Spencer‘s kind side: The Academy Award winning actress will appear in “Insurgent,” the follow-up to this year’s “Divergent,” as Johanna, a major player in the Amity faction. The faction that lives outside the locked fence and is meant to farm and live in the most peace of the factions, but will they keep them hidden when it comes down to it.

For those of you who have only seen the film version of “Divergent” and aren’t quite familiar with what lies ahead, there’s plenty to be excited about here. Spencer can expect a lot of time in the makeup chair, as well as a lot of screen time, if the film version of “Insurgent” follows the book closely. The character of Johanna is described as nearly pretty, but for the very distinct scar that runs across her entire face, leaving her with one eye and a speech impediment from the damage. She’s a member of the Amity faction, and as close to a leader as the technically collective and headless faction has reports MTV News .

“Divergent” left off with Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) on the run with their friends. There’s nowhere to turn, until they find Johanna and Amity and have to decide whether to trust them to keep their rebel band hidden from the view of Janine (Kate Winslet) and her power-hungry army. Johanna also appears in the third book of the Veronica Roth young adult series, “Allegiant.”


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Black and White

Source: movienewz

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Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie star in director Mike Binder’s custody drama Black and White. A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life. Black and White is a searing portrayal of a broken man caught up in a struggle clouded by bitterness, […]The po ...
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Octavia Spencer Gives Hilarious Answer on Why She Joined 'Red Band Society'

Source: Just Jared

"Red Band Society" Atlanta Special Screening
Octavia Spencer dons a little black dress while hitting up the Fox Summer TCA All Star Party at an exclusive hotspot on Sunday (July 20) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 44-year-old actress was joined at the party by her co-stars Dave Annable and Charlie Rowe. Earlier in the day, Octavia sported curls while attending a panel for her new show Red Band Society during the FOX Network portion of the 2014 TCA Summer Press Tour held at Th ...
Source: Just Jared   Full article at: Just Jared 1 day ago, 5:15pm CDT

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Octavia Spencer Must Face Trial Over Sensa Endorsement

Source: EURweb

"Red Band Society" Atlanta Special Screening
*Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar for her role in “The Help” and who will next appear in Fox’s “Red Band Society,” could soon be bringing to a jury a unique showdown that spotlights exactly how sponsors expect celebrities to use social media, notes The Hollywood Reporter. The actress made a $1.25 million deal to […] ...
Source: EURweb   Full article at: EURweb 1 day ago, 1:07pm CDT

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Octavia Spencer Labeled 'Scary Bitch' on New 'Red Band Society' Poster

Source: Just Jared

"Red Band Society" Atlanta Special Screening
Octavia Spencer arrives at LAX Airport after spending some time out of town on Saturday (July 19) in Los Angeles. The 44-year-old actress’ new show Red Band Society just released a brand new poster featuring lots of members of the cast including Dave Annable and other patients at the hospital, The Wrap reports. Each character is labeled on the poster and Octavia‘s character was called the “Scary Bitch”. Yikes! Dave‘s character received “The Hot Doc” label. Check out the brand new p ...
Source: Just Jared   Full article at: Just Jared 2 days ago, 9:00pm CDT

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TCA: Young Auds Want Mortality Dramas Like ‘Red Band Society’, Not ‘Twilight’

Source: Deadline

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While Fox’s Red Band Society drama deals with the grave topic of ill-stricken teenagers in a Los Angeles childrens hospital, the subject matter didn’t scare off network executives according to the show’s executive producers at TCA.  Commenting on the latest trend of illness-centered dramas i.e. The Big C, Chasing Life and the ABC Studios-produced Red Band Society, series EP Margaret Nagle explained, “Teens and twentysomethings aren’t about the immortality as seen in Twilight ...
Source: Deadline  Full article at: Deadline 2 days ago, 4:56pm CDT

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6 Movies To Watch Out For This Summer

Source: movie pilot

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Correction: For the rest of this summer.Anyways, it is pretty clear that summer is well under way, but there is still roughly a month and a half left (2 months officially, as Fall commences on September 23 this year), which means that there are plenty of movies to see still.However, seeing as I am still a broke college kid and tend to pick what movies I am going to see oh-so-carefully, here are 6 movies that I am looking forward to this summer:6: Get On ...
Source: movie pilot   Full article at: movie pilot Jul 12 2014, 4:01am CDT

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Movie Review: ‘Snowpiercer’

Source: CBS Philly

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By Bill Wine KYW Newsradio 1060 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s 2031, seventeen years after a failed global-warming experiment -– a backfiring attempt to lower the global temperature — has left the planet completely frozen and killed most of the population. Snowpiercer is a stimulatingly peculiar and often surprising post-apocalyptic thriller as well as a bleak political allegory about a second ice age that’s prett ...
Source: CBS Philly   Full article at: CBS Philly Jul 2 2014, 3:53am CDT

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Tilda Swinton Wears A Shoe On Her Head And Other Things To Know About Snowpiercer

Source: Scandalist

"Red Band Society" Atlanta Special Screening
Starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer and Ed Harris, Snowpiercer tells the story of a dystopian future when climate change have lay wasted to what remains of Earth. The planet is covered in a deadly permafrost brought on by man’s attempts to reverse years of the planet’s atmospheric destruction. The film is a mouthful of an allegory that will likely become a cult classic than make billions this ...
Source: Scandalist   Full article at: Scandalist Jun 27 2014, 11:00am CDT

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Snowpiercer: Get on This Speeding Train!

Source: movie fanatic

"Red Band Society" Atlanta Special Screening
Snowpiercer features Captain America Chris Evans as a very different kind of hero. The world has fallen under the spell of a man-made ice age when a chemical was released into the atmosphere to thwart global warming's wrath. The exact opposite happened and now the world’s only survivors are stuck on a train circling the globe. Where they are on the train depends on their position in pre-disaster society. It is not pr ...
Source: movie fanatic   Full article at: movie fanatic Jun 27 2014, 10:15am CDT

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Superstar Siblings Julianne and Derek Hough Will Star in “Move Live on Tour” on June 29th at DPAC

Source: Triangle Arts and Entertainment

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Utah-born superstar siblings Julianne Hough, 25, and Derek Hough, 29, will perform “Move Live on Tour” at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 29th (photo © 2014 Move Live on Tour) The Durham Performing Arts Center will present two performances of Move Live on Tour, starring superstar siblings Julianne Hough, 25, and Derek Hough, 29, at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 29th, in DPAC‘s 2,700-seat state-of-the-art ...
Source: Triangle Arts and Entertainment   Full article at: Triangle Arts and Entertainment Jun 24 2014, 8:30pm CDT

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