Daniel Dae Kim has joined the Divergent sequel as Jack Kang, a representative of the Candor faction. Kim was most recently seen onHawaii Five-0, and is best-known for his role on Lost.
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“Lost” actor Daniel Dae Kim is set to board Summit’s “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” the sequel to “Divergent” starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James.
Octavia Spencer, Jonny Weston and Suki Waterhouse recently joined the cast, with Jai Courtney, Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort also onboard to reprise their roles. Kim will play Jack Kang in the pic.
The film will be directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman.
Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce 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 Neil Burger and Barry Waldman.
“Insurgent” will be released on March 20. The third book, “Allegiant,” will be split into two films that are slated for release on March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017, respectively. “Divergent” opened this past March and has grossed $267 million worldwide.
Kim most recently wrapped his fourth season on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O” and his other past credits include “Spider-Man 2″ and “The Hulk.”
Meanwhile, Daniel’s also been busy as a producer, working on a film adaptation of Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World’s Most Repressive Country, a memoir by North Korea specialist Mike Kim about his experience helping North Korean refugees cross over to China. He’s also hoping to remake the popular Korean television series Good Doctor for U.S. audiences.
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