With Twilight at an end, Summit Entertainment has lost its biggest franchise, but it’s hoping to have a similar amount of success with Divergent, based on the first in Veronica Roth’s planned young adult dystopian trilogy. Shailene Woodley has already signed on for the lead role, with Kate Winslet also up for the movie.
Now they’ve been joined by Maggie Q, Zoe Kravitz and Ansel Elgort according to THR.
Divergent, which has inevitably drawn comparisons to The Hunger Games, is about a 16-year-old girl named Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior, who lives in a society divided into five factions, each based on a different virtue: honesty, selflessness, bravery, peacefulness, and intelligence. Beatrice must choose which faction she wants to try and join, and starts training in order to enter.
Newcomer Ansel Elgort will play Tris’ brother Caleb, who chooses a different faction from his sister and family. Although he’s older that Tris in the book, THR suggest that he’s her twin in the movie. Zoe Kravitz is set to be Christina, Tris’ new friend and fellow initiate. Maggie Q meanwhile is Tori, a tattoo artist who’s involved in testing Tris to determine which faction she’s most suited for.
It seems they’re still looking for the male lead of Four, despite having been searching for months. Neil Burger is set to direct, with shooting kicking off later this year.
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