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Naomi Watts Joins the ‘Divergent’ Cast

InsurgentAcademy Award-nominated actress Naomi Watts has joined the Divergent movie cast.

In the remaining three installments of this film franchise, Watts will play the Factionless group leader Evelyn. According to The Hollywood Reporter, shooting for the Insurgent adaptation has already commenced in Atlanta, GA.

Actors Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet and Miles Teller have returned to reprise their roles from Divergent. Earlier this year, Lionsgate announced that Oscar winner Octavia Spencer signed on to play Amity faction leader Johanna. Recently, author Veronica Roth sat with Vulture and confirmed that the filmmakers intend to cast an actor to play the character Uriah for Insurgent.

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Octavia Spencer Cast in ‘Insurgent’ Adaptation

octaviaOscar winner Octavia Spencer has joined the cast of the Divergent film franchise. In the Insurgent film adaptation, Spencer will play Amity faction leader Johanna.

According to The Los Angeles Times, The Time Traveler’s Wife director Robert Schwentke will helm this project. Screenwriters Akiva Goldsman and Brian Duffield will collaborate on the script.

This sequel film will showcase “Tris’ journey as war between the factions looms, and she and compatriot Four (Theo James) are fugitives fleeing from the ruthless Erudite leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet).” Summit Entertainment has set a release date for March 20, 2015.
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Summit Entertainment Unveils ‘Divergent’ Clip

Summit Entertainment has released a new clip from the Divergent movie adaptation.

The video clip (embedded above) features an intense conversation between Shailene Woodley as hero Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior and Kate Winslet as villain Jeanine Matthews.

According to Indiewire, this movie is set to hit theaters on March 21st. Follow this link to see more footage from the film. What do you think?

Kate Winslet May Join ‘Divergent’ Adaptation

Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet might join the cast of Divergent.

At the moment, it’s not certain what role Winslet (pictured, via) will play in this film adaptation of Veronica Roth‘s New York Times-bestselling young-adult novel.

CinemaBlend.com speculates that she could portray one of the three following characters: head villain Jeanine Matthews, mother Natalie Prior and tattoo artist Tori. Variety reports that the movie will hit theaters on March 21, 2014.

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Kerri Kolen Heads to G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Kerri Kolen will be moving to G.P. Putnam’s Sons at Penguin Group (USA).

Kolen will serve as executive editor and specialize in popular nonfiction. She will start her new position on February 25th.

Throughout Kolen’s career, she has worked at Simon & Schuster and Hyperion. Some of the titles on her list include A Stolen Life by Jaycee DugardWishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher and HODA: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee by Hoda Kotb.

Audible Hires Major Actors to Make Audiobooks

Audible.com has hired major actors to produce “tour de force performances” of new audiobooks. The stars helped choose the books, and the lineup includes Samuel L. Jackson reading A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes and Kim Basinger reading The Awakening by Kate Chopin.

What celebrity would you choose to read your favorite book? The program will add more celebrities in the future. We’ve included the current list below…

Kate Winslet explained why she read Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola:  “You use a different part of your brain and it keeps your creative juices flowing … It is challenging, and it’s a heck of a lot of fun as well. As a listener, being able to tune out and be taken into another world, an atmosphere, an environment that is being created entirely for you by somebody else’s voice is really a wonderful, magical thing.”

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Hard Case Crime Recovers Lost James M. Cain Novel

The morning after HBO’s adaptation of James M. Cain‘s Mildred Pierce won two acting Emmy Awards, Hard Case Crime announced they have found a long lost novel by the hardboiled writer. The Cocktail Waitress will be published next fall.

Here’s more from the release: “The Cocktail Waitress is the story of beautiful young widow Joan Medford, whose husband died under suspicious circumstances. Desperate to make ends meet after his death, Joan takes a job as a waitress in a cocktail lounge, where two new men enter her life: a handsome young schemer she falls for and a rich but unwell older man she marries.”

Last night, Guy Pearce won the supporting actor in a miniseries or movie award and Kate Winslet won the best actress Emmy in the same category.

Kate Winslet Lands Book Deal for Photo Book about Golden Hat

Actress Kate Winslet has inked a book deal with Simon & Schuster to publish The Golden Hat, a collection of photos of celebrities wearing a special hat to promote autism awareness.

Winslet (featured in The Reader trailer embedded above) has arranged many celebrity appearances, including: Anna Wintour, Kevin Bacon, Meryl Streep, and Jude Law. Creative Artists Agency negotiated the deal with publisher Jonathan Karp, and senior editor Kerri Kolen. The book will come out in November 2011.

Here’s more about the book: “Winslet has amassed a collection of photos from an amazing array of her friends and renowned personalities who have donned this special hat, taken a self portrait, and passed the hat along from one person to another … Winslet found inspiration for this project in her friends Margret Dagmar Ericsdottir and Ericsdottir’s son Keli, who lives with a severe form of non-verbal autism … Despite hardship, Keli now composes beautiful and deeply moving poetry. One of the poems, among the many included in the book, is called ‘The Golden Hat,’ which describes a magical hat that enables an autistic boy to communicate.”