Keiynan Lonsdale Cast as Uriah in Upcoming Insurgent Movie
Fans asked, Summit Entertainment listened. Uriah is finally coming to the big screen for the Divergent sequel, Insurgent! It was just announced that Australian actor Keiynan Lonsdale will take on the role of Uriah Pedrad, the former Dauntless member who befriends Tris and turns out to also be Divergent. Keiynan joins other recently announced actors Suki Waterhouse, Naomi Watts, Daniel Dae Kim and Octavia Spencer for one of the most highly anticipated sequels of all time!
Still in Australia so I just woke up to to all of your awesome tweets! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 🙂
— Keiynan Lonsdale (@KeiynanLonsdale) June 10, 2014
Uriah’s character was noticeably missing from the first movie, which was strange because he played a pretty large role in the book. And, as expected, die-hard fans are beyond excited that this addition will make the Insurgent movie extremely true to the book.
URIAH HAS BEEN CAST I REPEAT URIAH HAS BEEN CAST
— LL. (@brookedaviz) June 10, 2014
URIAH IS HERE. THE DIVERGENT FANDOM RIGHT NOW pic.twitter.com/13aoal9cD3
— I'M SEEING H (@metamorfourtris) June 10, 2014
my tl right now bc uriah casting pic.twitter.com/bG2dlDWr7T
— nad (@shaiIenegomez) June 10, 2014
KEIYNAN LONSDALE IS URIAH
PRAISE THE LORD ABOVE AS WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THIS CASTING BECAUSE WE HAVE WAITED SO LONG
— anna (@pender_anna) June 10, 2014
Also announced to join the Insurgent cast is Parenthood’s Rosa Salazar who will play Lynn, the Dauntless initiate with a shaved head and an eyebrow piercing that fascinated Tris.
What do you think of this casting news? Is this how you pictured Uriah and Lynn? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!