Brian Duffield Set to Write Screenplay for ‘ Divergent’ Sequel ‘Insurgent’

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Jane Got A Gun author Brian Duffield has been tapped by Summit Entertainment to write the screenplay for the upcoming Divergent sequel titled Insurgent based on the YA novel from young author Veronica Roth.

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The second installment continues the journey of Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) as war now looms. Sides will be chosen, secrets will emerge, and Tris will risk everything as she struggles to harness her incredible power. Theo James and Kate Winslet also star, and the first film was scripted by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor, with Neil Burger directing. The book has been atop or near it on The New York Times Bestseller list since Katherine Tegen Books/ HarperCollins published it in 2011. The first two books have sold a combined three million copies. ()