Divergent 3 casts Looper star – you’ll like this one

Great casting choice made for role of David in Divergent 3 Allegiant

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Jeff Daniels has signed up for Allegiant

Divergent threequel Allegiant seems to be following the lead of YA predecessor The Hunger Games in casting respected thespians in the trilogy closers: for Mockingjay‘s Julianne Moore, read Jeff Daniels.

Yes, the Looper and Dumb And Dumber star will be appearing in The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1, where he will be playing David, the  leader of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare, which is credited with originally creating the various factions you see in the book and film series. As is usually the case with the leaders of largely faceless, shadowy organisations, we’re going to assume that he isn’t a particularly nice guy.

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Shailene Woodley and Theo James will reprise their roles

 

The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1 will see Shailene Woodley and Theo James reprise the roles of Tris and Four respectively, with the likes of Miles Teller, Naomi Watts and Ansel Elgort also confirmed to be returning. Insurgent director Robert Schwentke is back to helm things, and The Maze Runner writer Noah Oppenheim is penning the screenplay.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1 will be released in cinemas on 18 March 2016. For more of the biggest movie news, grab the latest issue of SciFiNow.