Summit Entertainment is hoping that Divergent will be the new young adult movie sensation when it’s released early next year. They and parent company Lionsgate know from Twilight and Hunger Games that part of ensuring that happens is starting the hype early, so even though filming only just started in Chicago, the first photo has already arrived giving us a look at Shailene Woodley as Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior.
Neil Burger is directing the adaptation of Veronica Roth’s best-selling novel, which takes place in a dystopian future made up of five factions that are based on different personality types. As they come of age, everyone must join the faction they fit into, but certain people are ‘divergents’, showing traits from more than one group. Tris uncovers that these people are seen as dangerous and the government wants to get rid of them.
The image, from EW, shows Tris taking the place of a fellow Dauntless initiate, as she stands still while knives are being thrown directly at her face.
Woodley commented about the movie and her cast mates, “It’s a good group. We’re hanging out on weekends, celebrating birthdays. Everyone just wants to get to know one another. It’s rare to get a big group together and not have any conflicts. It’s really kind of amazing.”
The film will be out March 2014.