- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Tuesday, 27 August 2013 15:42
Another young adult novel comes to the big screen with Veronica Roth's DIVERGENT. Take a look at a preview of the film starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Scandal's Tony Goldwyn, Ashley Judd and Maggie Q.
Hopefully DIVERGENT has better luck than recent young adult novel adaptations (Beautiful Creatures, The Mortal Instrument) which failed to take the box office by storm a la Twilight Saga. More on par with The Hunger Games, DIVERGENT similarly takes place in a futuristic society where teens are forced to chose which of the five factions of society they will stay with for eternity. Shailene Woodley is the young heroine at the heart of the story as Tris Prior, a Divergent who must mask her special skills from the world. Kate Winslet' villainous character adds intrigue to the similarly sounding story directed by Neil Burger (Limitess, The Illusionist).
DIVERGENT is set for release March 21, 2014 through Summit Entertainment.
Starring SHAILENE WOODLEY, THEO JAMES, JAI CORTNEY, RAY STEVENSON, ZOË KRAVITZ, MILES TELLER, MAGGIE Q, TONY GOLDWYN, ASHLEY JUDD, ANSEL ELGORT, MEKHI PHIFER, BEN LAMB, BEN LLOYD-HUGES, CHRISTIAN MADSEN, AMY NEWBOLD and KATE WINSLET
Based on Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times best-selling novel, DIVERGENT is a gripping action thriller set in a futuristic world where society has been divided into five factions. As each person approaches adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and commit to it for the rest of their life. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) chooses Dauntless—the daring risk-takers who pursue bravery above all else. During the Dauntless initiation, Tris completes death -defying stunts and faces her inmost fears in spectacular simulations. When she discovers she is a Divergent, someone who will never be able to fit into just one faction, she is warned that she must conceal this secret or risk her life. As Tris uncovers a looming war which threatens her family and the life of the mysterious Dauntless leader whom she has come to love, Tris must face her greatest test yet—deciding whether revealing she is a Divergent will save her world—or destroy it.
U.S. release via SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT, March 21, 2014.
Directed by NEIL BURGER
Screenplay by EVAN DAUGHERTY AND VANESSA TAYLOR
Based on the novel by VERONICA ROTH
Produced by DOUGLAS WICK, LUCY FISHER, POUYA SHAHBAZIAN
Executive Produced by JOHN J. KELLY, RACHEL SHANE