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The release of “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” which opens Friday, will reunite fans not only with the film’s heroes Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James), but also with their foes, including Four’s rival and vicious Dauntless leader Eric, played by Jai Courtney.

“Insurgent” is based on the second book in the series of Veronica Roth’s popular dystopian YA novels. It follows Tris Prior, a girl whose aptitude for multiple factions, called divergence, means she is considered a threat to the rigid society of a future Chicago that values the balance created by dividing its citizens into five factions based on dominant personality traits.

Jai Courtney plays Dauntless leader Eric in "The Divergent Series: Insurgent." (Andrew Cooper / Lionsgate) Jai Courtney plays Dauntless leader Eric in “The Divergent Series: Insurgent.” (Andrew Cooper / Lionsgate)

Tris and her allies are on the run after the events in “Divergent,” in which she intervenes in an uprising organized by the leaders of two of the factions. Tasked with…

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