Thursday 24 January 2013

Kate Winslet in Talks to Join Divergent Movie

Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet looks set to join the Divergent cast.

Twitter was abuzz with excitement when the official Summit Entertainment twitter account announced that Winslet had been cast, but the tweet was deleted a short time later. Looks like the deal isn't quite yet sealed. Hopefully we'll get an update soon! In other news, it seems the studio is now looking at older guys for the role of Four. We're happy they're so dedicated in finding the right guy, and certainly wont be complaining about about a more mature actor.

Variety reports: Though Summit and Neil Burger’s “Divergent” is still on the lookout for its male lead to pair with Shailene Woodley, it may have found a major co-star for her with Kate Winslet in talks to join the movie.
 It is unknown what part Winslet would play in the film.
Though Winslet is no stranger to starring in a big-budget-tentpole, the film would mark her first opportunity at a possible franchise.

Summit is also still trying to find its male lead to pair with Woodley. The studio recently tested Lucas Till, Alex Pettyfer and Jeremy Irvine, but sources say the shingle may go older after not finding its guy with the latest readings.

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The tweet that was later deleted

The 2 characters we think Kate is most likely up for - Jeanine Matthews or Natalie Prior.

Saturday 19 January 2013

CONFIRMED: Shailene Woodley Will Play 'Tris Prior' In Divergent!

CASTING NEWS! We finally have confirmation of Shailene Woodley playing the role of Tris Prior in the Divergent Movie! We knew previously that the actress was in final talks to star as our heroine, but we've recieved no official word. Well, now the actress has confirmed it herself.

Shailene chatted to MTV's Josh Horowitz in her first interview regarding the Divergent, while promoting The Spectacular Now at the Sundance Film Festival. Specifically, she spoke about what inspired her to take on the role.

"After I read the book, I was really profoundly moved, and it's really metaphorical for things that are going on today, specifically things that I'm passionate about and things that I want to make public and things that I want to educate people on," Shailene said. "So I think it's a really great platform, not only artistically but also from a human level just to expose these kind of messy, nasty things that are going on in our country." Watch the full interview below:  

Picture: @joshhorowitz | Via

Wednesday 9 January 2013

More Actors Linked to the Role of Four

Here's the latest regarding the coverted role of Four! As we grow more anxious, new names are popping up:

Variety reports: Summit is getting closer to finding its male lead for “Divergent” opposite Shailene Woodley, considered one of the more sought-after roles for a young actor.

Sources tell Variety that Lucas Till, Jeremy Irvine and Alex Pettyfer will test for the role later this week. Summit previously tested Till, Brenton Thwaites, Luke Bracey and Jack Reynor in November.

Though no one is viewed as a front-runner at the moment, sources add with Till having already tested once, he may have a slight advantage against. The APA- and WCM-repped Till has been busy, having already filmed Relativity’s “Paranoia” and “Stoker” which both bow later this year. He’s currently filming Weinsten’s “Kristy.” The WME-repped Pettyfer was last seen in Warner Bros. “Magic Mike” and recently wrapped production on Lee Daniels’ “The Butler.”

Via DivergentLexicon