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Five months ago, the first installment of Veronica Roth‘s best-selling “Divergent” trilogy finally hit the big screen. Not only did Neil Burger‘s film cross the $100 million mark at the box office, but it also introduced the general public to a group of up-and-coming young actors — such as Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Theo James, and Ansel Elgort — with bright futures. Among those up and comers is Christian Madsen, a 24-year-old who calls veteran character actor Michael Madsen his father and Oscar-nominated actress Virginia Madsen his aunt. “Divergent” fansRead More
Lionsgate has announced today that principal photography has commenced in Atlanta for Robert Schwentke‘s “Insurgent,” the second installment in the “Divergent” young adult franchise. Based on Veronica Roth’s New York Times bestselling trilogy, “Insurgent” is a follow-up to Neil Burger’s “Divergent,” which saw its young protagonist, Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley), discovering that her divergent personality trait is a threat not only to the corrupted government, but also to her own safety. Now branded to the public as being divergents, Tris and her partner Four (Theo James) find themselves inRead More
Shailene Woodley in "Divergent"
Here’s the problem with “Divergent.” The book just wasn’t that great. It was popular, sure, but Veronica Roth built her dystopian world on a convoluted caste system that doesn’t make any sense, setting her characters on a course of action that inevitably makes little sense either. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley), our protagonist, is left to rebel against a society that could never have existed in the first place, and her struggle, meant to be strong and heroic, feels more like common sense. Instead of marveling at her intuition, you’re leftRead More
Theo James as Four
Theo James and Jai Courtney are among the up-and-coming actors/future heartthrobs that we at Up and Comers are keeping an eye on this year. The two star alongside Shailene Woodley in one of this year’s most anticipated young adult films, Neil Burger’s adaptation of Veronica Roth’s bestselling novel series “Divergent.” New footage of the film released this week gives us a sneak peek at these two rising leading men’s roles in the film. The first clip (below) is a featurette on James as Four, the mysterious and secretive Dauntless leaderRead More
It’s one of the most pivotal and potentially visually striking scenes in the book, and now we have our first look at what Tris’ (Shailene Woodley) fear landscape will look like on the big screen. “Divergent” was directed by Neil Burger, and thanks to EW, you can see below how he interpreted Veronica Roth’s words into live action. Tris pulls a little “mind over matter” psychology to get herself out of a pretty dire situation.Read More
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Summit has revealed a new trailer for Neil Burger‘s adaptation of Veronica Roth’s best-selling young adult novel “Divergent.” The first chapter in the trilogy stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Ashley Judd, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q and Kate Winslet. “Divergent” is set in a dystopian society where people are divided into five factions based on different personality traits: Abnegation (The Selfless), Amity (The Peaceful), Candor (The Honest), Erudite (The Intelligent) and Dauntless (The Brave). At the age of 16, each member of society must undergo a testRead More
“Divergent” and its weird fascination with tattoos continues, with Maggie Q’s Tori the latest to be featured inked up and spolighted on a new character poster for the YA franchise hopeful. Shailene Woodley stars in the Neil Burger adaptation of Veronica Roth’s bestselling novel series, the conclusion of which, “Allegiant,” recently came out and was very controversial with the book’s fans. Woodley plays Tris, who lives in a dystopian Chicago, and must navigate the dangerous secrets of her factioned off society while falling for a hot older guy (Theo James).Read More
Summit Entertainment has released the first promotional posters of Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Four in director Neil Burger‘s YA franchise hopeful “Divergent.” Based on the first installment of Veronica Roth’s dystopian trilogy, “Divergent” is set in a futuristic society in which individuals who reach the age of 16 are divided into one of five factions based on a personality trait: Abnegation (The Selfless), Amity (The Peaceful), Candor (The Honest), Erudite (The Intelligent) and Dauntless (The Brave). The story chronicles the journey of self discovery for TrisRead More
Ok, we’ve teased you enough! To celebrate hitting 1,000 followers on Twitter, we have decided to give away some of the cool stuff we got from this year’s San Diego Comic Con (be sure to check out our exclusive coverage of the convention here and here). We asked for your input, so up first is a prize pack full of cool swag for “Divergent” fans. We still have more stuff, for “Huger Games” fans, “X-Men” fans, Marvel fans and more, which we will give away later. Stay tuned! Click belowRead More
Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb and Christian Madsen are the latest to join Shailene Woodley and Theo James in Neil Burger’s adaptation of Veronica Roth YA novel franchise “Divergent.” The film, which kicked off production with its first table read today, also stars Miles Teller, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Winslet and Aaron Eckhart. It’s set in a dystopic future Chicago which has been divided into factions based on its residents’ prominent character traits. Woodley’s Tris chooses to leave behind her selfless faction, the Abnegation, to join Dauntless, the brave. There she meetsRead More