First Look at Shailene Woodley in 'Divergent'

Shailene Woodley in Divergent
Shailene Woodley in Divergent
Photo: Summit Entertainment

Shailene Woodley had her coming out party in The Descendents and now she finds herself playing Mary Jane in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, already receiving good buzz for The Spectacular Now (which I'll be seeing next week) and landing the lead role in the adaptation of author Veronica Roth's New York Times best seller Divergent.

The story is described as a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.

In addition to Woodley the cast includes Kate Winslet, Theo James, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoƫ Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen and Amy Newbold.

Summit has already announced a March 21, 2014, the same weekend The Hunger Games opened in 2012 before going on to gross $691+ million worldwide.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/utahprime/ Mark Depew

    Brad, what is that object to the side of Woodley's face?

    • Good Grief

      It's a throwing knife it would seem.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    The scene pictured here is a really great part of the book. I hope the movie does the book justice. Also has anyone else read the book?

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

      Ray guy, do you recommend the book?

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

        Oops! Auto correct! Ryguy

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

          Yes definitely! It's a really good book! The sequel, Insurgent, which I'm reading right now is also pretty good too.

          • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

            glad to have the recommendation :)

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/lalecture/ lalecture

    Brad, how much do you think the release date for Divergent being the same as hunger games affects its monetary success? Hunger games book series has a huge following. I'm not sure about divergent.