So I guess we know what Daniel Dae Kim is up to this summer... The Hawaii Five-0 and Lost star has joined the cast of the movie Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent, based on the popular young adult novel series.
Daniel Dae Kim Joins Summit's 'Insurgent'
The Divergent series, based on the books by author Veronica Roth, is a sci-fi action tale set in a dystopian society that divides people into distinct factions based on human virtues. Shailene Woodley plays Tris Prior, who is warned that she is "Divergent" and won't fit in any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. I had to look up all of this information on Wikipedia.
Daniel will play Jack Kang, the representative of Candor, the faction of honesty. To learn more about this character, I looked up the "Jack Kang" entry on the Divergent Wiki:
He briefly housed members of the Dauntless faction, who were not allied with the Erudite. He arranged for a meeting with Erudite and one of the corrupt Dauntless leaders, Max, was sent by Jeanine Matthews to give Candor their terms, endangering the safety of the Divergent. Lynn, Uriah, Shauna, Four and Tris witness their meeting, Lynn shoots Max in the chest. The five run back to Candor headquarters and organize a meeting for the Dauntless. The Dauntless decide to give Eric a short trial for crimes against his faction which ended in him being executed by Four. The Dauntless members abandon Candor headquarters to go back to their own headquarters. It is unknown whether Jack was placed under simulation or not during the battle.
I do not understand what any of this means, but it sounds interesting? Go DDK! See you on the big screen. The Divergent Series: Insurgent is set to hit theaters on March 20, 2015.
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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.
More here: Daniel Dae Kim Wants to Bring North Korean Defector Story to Screen