The movie version of Goodreads fave, Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” is coming to theaters on March 21, 2014. Summit Pictures has announced the casting of most key characters.
The starring role of Tris shall be played by Oscar nominee Shailene Woodley – best known for her roles in The Descendants and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Woodley also just landed the lead in the upcoming “The Fault in Our Stars,” the adaptation of John Green’s award winning young adult novel.
Four, the trainer and possible love interest for Tris will be played by Brit Theo James. Other Dauntless members will be played by Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb and Christian Madsen. Lloyd Hughes starred in an adaptation of Great Expectations.
Oscar winner Kate Winslet will play the villain, Jeanine Matthews. You can expect great things from Winslet in a role with this much challenge. Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Hunger Games star Lenny Kravitz and Cosby Show star Lisa Bonet, has the role of Christine. Jai Courtney, star of the recent Die Hard movie, will play Eric. Maggie Q, another Die Hard veteran has the role of Tori.
Although the role of Andrew Prior, Tris’s dad, has yet to be officially announced, IMDB lists Aaron Eckhart in the role.
The film is due in theaters March 21, 2014 and the first two books are available in a bookstore or eReader near you. The third book in the series is due out this October.