About the book
Divergent by Veronica Roth
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Summit Entertainment bought the rights to film an adaptation of the novel. Neil Burger will direct, with Shailene Woodley starring as Beatrice Prior. Lionsgate and Summit plan to distribute the film. The movie will be filmed in Chicago — the same place it’s set in the book. The Illinois Film Office has confirmed that Divergent will start shooting in April.
This is what I found on Teen.com:
–According to Entertainment Weekly, the coveted part’s been snatched up by Theo James, an actor known for his one-time stint on Downton Abbey and as the lead on CBS’ Golden Boy. The 28-year-old says of the news, “As a fan of Divergent, I am thrilled to have been chosen for the role of Four and to be a part of such a phenomenal story. As an actor, I am excited to explore and play this incredibly complex and mysterious character. Director Neil Berger is a remarkably visionary filmmaker. Along with the incredibly talented Shailene Woodley, we are looking forward to the fantastic adventure of bringing this beloved book to life on the big screen for all the fans.”–
Jai Courtney will portray Eric, a transfer from his original faction of Erudite who became a leader of Dauntless when Four turned down the job.
Also among the cast are , Aaron Eckhart as Andrew Prior, Maggie Q as Tori, Zoe Kravitz as Christina, Ansel Elgort as Caleb, Miles Teller as Peter, and Jai Courtney as Eric.
One more thing…
Kate Winslet has entered negotiations for a role in Divergent.
It seams that Jeremy Irvine (Albert Narracott from War Horse -2011) was offered the role of Four but he turned down the part. Why? Because he didn’t want to be seen as a teen idol. Mhmm, Boy, you don’t know what you just did- you’ll regret this decision.
This is all I know… for now.