One of the most anticipated films of the year is Insurgent, and the March 20 theatrical adaptation of the second book in Veronica Roth’s trilogy is certainly expected to challenge The Hunger Games and Twilight in terms of box office numbers.
Serving as the sequel to last year’s Divergent, Insurgent picks up immediately where the last film left off. When Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) learns about Erudite’s plan to seize government control, she teams up with Four (Theo James) to abolish the entire system. Led by the calculating Jeanine Mathews (Kate Winslet), Erudite drugs the Dauntless faction and uses them as a defacto military. The only ones immune to the drugs are Divergents (those who do have ties to any singular faction) and (as a result), Tris and Four serve as cogs to Matthews’ plan for new world domination. Transformed by her own decisions but also by the grief and guilt she feels over the deaths of Will and her parents in the first film, Tris must now fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
On Tuesday, I caught up with Mekhi Phifer on the Insurgent red carpet at the Canadian premiere of the film at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto. I asked him about whether he feels like Eric is Max’s protege in the film. Check out the video above!
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