Actor to join 'Divergent' series in key role

'Newsroom's Jeff Daniels is the latest addition to the 'Divergent' series.

Jeff Daniels

A new addition has been added to the cast of the popular 'Divergent' series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Dumb and Dumber's'Jeff Daniels will play the final book’s chief antagonist, David.

To be produced by Lionsgate, 'Allegiant' will have Shailene Woodley and Theo James reprising their characters as Tris and Four.

Based on the third book in Veronica Roth’s best-selling 'Divergent' trilogy, 'Allegiant' will be produced and released as two separate films.

In the upcoming part, Tris and Four venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

Allegiant – Part 1 will hit theaters on March 18, 2016, while  Allegiant – Part 2 has been scheduled for March 24, 2017.

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