Robert Schwentke, who directed “Insurgent,” will begin shooting “Part 1” in May. Producers are Doug Wick, Lucy Fisher and Pouya Shahbazian.
The four-film franchise is based on the Veronica Roth trilogy about the warfare among five factions in a post-apocalyptic society that emerges from the ruins of Chicago. The two films that have already been released have grossed over $550 million worldwide. “Allegiant Part 1” will be released on March 18, and “Allegiant Part 2” will open a year later.
Daniels will next be seen portraying former Apple CEO John Sculley in Universal’s Steve Jobs biopic, which has an Oct. 9 launch. He also appears in Ridley Scott’s space drama “The Martian,” which Fox opens Nov. 25.
Daniels is repped by ICM Partners and Martino Management.
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The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.