Allegiant Part 1 Starts Filming in Atlanta

Originally we thought that Allegiant Part 1 began filming this past Monday, May 18th, but Lionsgate has just sent a press release that the movie began filming today, May 20th. Read below for the Lionsgate statement:

PRODUCTION ON ALLEGIANT – PART 1, THE THIRD INSTALLMENT OF THE DIVERGENT FRANCHISE, COMMENCES TODAY

Santa Monica, CA – May 20, 2015 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) announced today that principal photography has commenced in Atlanta on the feature film adaptation of THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT – PART 1, the third installment of the blockbuster DIVERGENT action adventure franchise, starring Golden Globe® nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer, and Academy Award® nominated Naomi Watts. Golden Globe® nominated Jeff Daniels joins the cast. Returning cast members include Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Keiynan Lonsdale and Jonny Weston, as well as Mekhi Phifer and Daniel Dae Kim. Other new cast members also include Nadia Hilker and Bill Skarsgård. Based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, the film is being directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Noah Oppenheim and Adam Cooper & Bill Collage and Stephen Chbosky. Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the film through their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are executive producing through their Mandeville Films banner along with Barry Waldman and Neil Burger. Lionsgate will release ALLEGIANT – PART 1 theatrically in North America through its Summit Entertainment label on Friday, March 18, 2016.

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, in Allegiant Part 1 Tris (Shailene Woodley) must escape with Four (Theo James) beyond the Wall that encircles Chicago to finally discover the shocking truth of what lies behind it.

The Divergent series of books were written by Veronica Roth and have been perennial New York Times best-sellers since 2011. Book sales of the “Divergent” trilogy have surged to over 34 million copies worldwide, up from 17 million at the time of DIVERGENT’s March 21, 2014 release. Allegiant sold 455,000 copies on its first day of release in 2013 to break a company record for Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Publishers. Pre-orders for Allegiant exceeded those of any book in the history of HarperCollins. The first two DIVERGENT films have grossed more than $550 million at the global box office and are Lionsgate’s highest-grossing films domestically outside THE HUNGER GAMES and TWILIGHT franchises. The fourth installment in the series, ALLEGIANT – PART 2, is slated for release on March 24, 2017. Erik Feig, Co-President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, Gillian Bohrer, Lionsgate’s EVP of Production & Development, and Matt Janzen, Lionsgate’s VP, Production & Development, are overseeing the project for the studio.

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EXCLUSIVE: New Behind the Scenes Photos of the Insurgent Set

We are always in the look out for anything from The Divergent Series sets. Me and our amazing friend Insurgenst, as lucky fans got into contact with one of the mother from a producer crew member from the Insurgent set. Check out the images down below and just absorb how beautiful the scenery is during the summer in Atlanta!

All Images Courtesy to Robin Lewis

“We Are Your Friends” Trailer featuring Jonny Weston

With the new addition of Jonny Weston to the Divergent Series cast, as the new character “Edgar” from Insurgent, I cannot wait to hear and watch more of his upcoming films. A recent film trailer of his, co-starring with Zac Efron called “We Are Your Friends” just came out earlier yesterday morning. Its very obvious that Jonny shot this movie after he shot Insurgent due to the hair buzz **wink wink- looking good Jonny! Watch the “We Are Your Friends” trailer down below, WARNING this trailer and movie will probably be rated R, so kids… Don’t watch this, instead click here to watch the Scorch Trials trailer featuring Rosa Salazar: