Octavia Spencer Cast in 'Insurgent' and Nash Edgerton's 'American Express' Lands Charlize Theron

Octavia Spencer (The Help) has joined the cast of Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent and second of four planned films based on the Veronica Roth novels. Spencer will play Johanna, the leader of the Amity faction as she joins Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet, all of which are returning for the film, which will be directed by Robert Schwentke and released March 20, 2015. Deadline Nash Edgerton, brother of Joel Edgerton, and director of numerous great shorts and the 2008 film The Square, is set to direct American Express for Annapurna with Charlize Theron set to star. Plot details have not been released. Alec Baldwin has joined Warren Beatty's untitled Howard Hughes project, which is currently filming. Baldwin will play the reclusive billionaire's lawyer, Bob Maheu. The film centers on the love story between Hughes' assistant (Alden Ehrenreich) and an actress played by Lily Collins. Beatty plays Hughes with Martin Sheen,
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