Comic-Con 2013: 'Divergent' Cast Tease Author Veronica Roth About Third Novel, Summit Confirms Release to Imax
Jul 18, 2013 09:13 PM EDT
Summit Entertainment confirms the upcoming fim adaptation of the "Divergent" will be released to IMAX screens next spring, according to a press release.
The "Divergent" cast and novel author Veronica Roth made their rounds at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 this Thursday, and sat down with MTV for the first full cast interview.
Shailene Woodley play's the lead, Tris, in the film. She was skeptical of taking the role at first, wary about losing her anonymity, according to multiple reports. However, during her interview with MTV she expressed nothing but pride for her work on the film.
The cast also features actors like Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, as well as Mekhi Phifer, Ashely Judd and Kate Winslet.
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Check out the synopsis below:
Based on the first novel of Veronica Roth's best selling YA trilogy, Divergent is set in Chicago in the near future. The society of this time functions on a system that divides people into five groups based on their personalities: Dauntless for the brave, Candor for the honest, Abnegation for the selfless, Erudite for the smart, and Amity for the peaceful. At sixteen, the children of this world are given an aptitude test that will place them in one of these categories, so they can better train for their future. However, Beatrice "Tris" Prior's test results name her Divergent, an outsider brand that she is warned to keep positively secret. When she uncovers a conspiracy to annihilate all Divergents, Tris must find out why her group is considered a threat before it's too late.
"Divergent" is the first book of Roth's best selling trilogy. Roth's last novel of the series will be released on Oct. 22, 2013, but she's kept quiet about the details.
"Tried to seduce her with wine and biscuits but it didn't work," Theo James, who plays Four in the film, told MTV about getting info from Roth.
Divergent will be released to theaters in the U.S. on March 21, 2014.