Fans of Veronica Roth’s young adult novel, Divergent, will be happy to know that casting and production development has finally started to pick up for the film adaptation! It is widely known now that Shailene Woodley has been cast as the female lead, Tris, and Kate Winslet has also signed on for the project. However, until recently, Winslet’s role was kept secret. It has now come to light that Winslet will be playing the character Jeanine Mathews.
Plus, it was also recently announced that Theo James was cast in the coveted male lead, Four. James is mainly known for his role in Underworld: Awakening and he is currently working on a new television show, Golden Boy. Fans of Downton Abbey might also recognize him as he played Kemal Pamuk in one of the first episodes of the show.
Just the other day, it was publicized that actors Maggie Q, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, and Jai Courtney have also joined the cast. Maggie will be portraying Tori, a tattoo artist in Dauntless who becomes friends with Tris. Kravtiz will be playing Christina, one of Tris’ close friends. Elgort will be playing Caleb, Tris’ brother, who leaves Abegnation and joins Erudite. Last, but not least, Courtney will be portraying the role of Dauntless leader, Eric.
Finally, rumors have started to circulate that Aaron Eckhart, Ray Stevenson, and Miles Teller are all in talks to join the film. Divergent is going to be directed by Neil Burger and currently set to hit theaters March 21, 2014!
What do you think of all of these casting choices? Who do you think Eckhart, Stevenson, and Teller could portray? Are you excited to see Theo James as Four? Do you think Lionsgate made the right decision being that James is still relatively unknown? Who is your favorite Divergent character?