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Lionsgate Announces Casting of Nadia Hilker as Nita + Start of Production on #Allegiant!

Lionsgate has announced that Nadia Hilker will be playing the role of Nita in Allegiant. If you don’t remember Nita, just know that she is the one that gets Four in a whole bunch of trouble.

Lionsgate has also officially announced the start of production on Allegiant. Allegiant is the third installment in the Divergent series.

You can read parts of the press release below.

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.

The rest of the cast includes

“Tris” – Shailene Woodley
“Four” – Theo James
“David” – Jeff Daniels
“Johanna” – Octavia Spencer
“Marcus” – Ray Stevenson
“Christina” – Zoë Kravitz
“Peter” – Miles Teller
“Caleb” – Ansel Elgort
“Tori” – Maggie Q
“Max” – Mekhi Phifer
“Jack Kang” – Daniel Dae Kim
“Evelyn” – Naomi Watts
“Nita” – Nadia Hilker
“Uriah” – Keiynan Lonsdale
“Matthew” – Bill Skarsgård
“Edgar” – Jonny Weston

Welcome to the Divergent family Nadia.

Initiates what do you guys think of our Nita? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Allegiant is currently filming in Atlanta and will be released in theaters on March 18, 2016.