Wednesday 27 March 2013

Divergent Trilogy Box Set Announced + Additional Bonus Material

From Hypable: When Divergent book 3 hits store shelves this October, we’ll also be treated to a complete box set that includes a “bonus booklet” packed with additional material.
The bonus booklet is a “forty-eight-page booklet including Faction Manifestos, a Faction Quiz and Results, a Q&A with Veronica Roth, playlists, discussion questions, series inspirations, and much more,” according to Amazon. We hope it’s filled with an satisfactory amount of new, interesting material.
Divergent book 3 and the box set will be released October 22. You can pre-order it for the very low price of $35.62. All three books will be hardcover and the set is wrapped in a “specially designed slipcase.”

Tuesday 26 March 2013

CASTING NEWS: Will, Edward, & Al Have Been Cast

New casting alert!! We now have faces to go with our Al, Will, and Edward characters!

Here is the announcement from EW:

"Divergent just keeps getting better.

Monday, Summit Entertainment announced that Ben Lloyd-Hughes (The Hour), Ben Lamb (The White Queen), and Christian Madsen (Refuge from the Storm, and Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto) are set to join the already stellar cast as Dauntless-transfers Will, Edward, and Al, respectively.

Will, of course, becomes one of Tris’ (Shailene Woodley) best friends. Besides English actor Lloyd-Hughes, who has appeared in a number of British television shows, and the Mike Newell adaptation of Great Expectations, all are relative unknowns.

But, appearing alongside veteran actors like Kate Winslet and a slew of burgeoning stars in one of next year’s most anticipated films isn’t a bad way to be introduced to American audiences."

Friday 22 March 2013

CASTING NEWS: Kate Winslet Confirmed as 'Jeanine' in Divergent

We pretty much knew Kate was on-board after Summit tweetgate back in January, and now we have the confirmation!

From EW: Summit Entertainment confirms (finally!) that Kate Winslet will indeed star as Jeanine Matthews in the Neil Burger directed YA thriller, Divergent.

From Veronica Roth: "Okay, so you may have seen/heard rumors of this already, so it's not exactly newnews, but it is Officially Official, which means that I can tell you my thoughts.

KATE WINSLET has been cast as Jeanine Matthews!

What can I say? When I found out, I was floored. I grew up watching Kate Winslet in movies, whether it was Titanic or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or The Reader, and she is an incredible actress, and I am sure that she will beextraordinary as Jeanine. I'm excited to see the complexity and depth she'll bring to the role.

That was me containing my fangirling.
(That was me not containing my fangirling.)"

Bless you, Veronica. We fan girl-ed pretty hard so we can only imagine what it was like for you.

Wednesday 20 March 2013

EW: Shailene Woodley Offered Lead Role for 'The Fault in Our Stars

Wow! It looks like Shailene Woodley has landed yet another big role. And we are very happy for her. Check it out:

From EW: Shailene Woodley has been offered the role of Hazel Grace Lancaster in the adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. 
“During our exhaustive search to find Hazel Grace Lancaster, I saw some stunning auditions by today’s finest young actresses,” director Josh Boone tells EW in an exclusive statement. “Over 250 girls read for the part, but it wasn’t until Shailene stepped in front of the camera that I truly saw Hazel for the first time.  It was like lightning striking.  I can’t wait for the rest of the world to see what I have.” (Read more after the jump)

Sunday 17 March 2013

CASTING NEWS: Divergent's Four/Tobias Has Been Found! Meet Theo James

EPIC NEWS, INITIATES. We've been speculating for a while, we've seen potentials come and go, but finally, the news of who has been cast as FOUR is in:

From EW: Finally! Divergent has found its male lead! Theo James has been cast as Tobias ‘Four’ Eaton in Neil Burger’s (Limitless) big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth’s bestselling novel.

“As a fan of Divergent, I am thrilled to have been chosen for the role of Four and to be a part of such a phenomenal story,” James tells EW in an exclusive statement. “As an actor, I am excited to explore and play this incredibly complex and mysterious character. Director Neil Burger is a remarkably visionary filmmaker. Along with the incredibly talented Shailene Woodley, we are looking forward to the fantastic adventure of bringing this beloved book to life on the big screen for all the fans.”

“Theo is not only an incredibly talented actor, he is also who we envisioned as Four when reading Veronica’s novel which has taken the world by storm,” says Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, co-chairmen of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group in a joint statement. “As we continue to develop the film, the studio remains committed to providing fans with a movie adaptation that stays as true to the book as possible and we are confident that we have done so with our selection of Shailene and Theo in the leading roles. (continued)

Saturday 16 March 2013

CASTING NEWS: Miles Teller Cast as 'Peter'

Yes! More casting news! Miles Teller (Shailene Woodleys co-star in 'The Spectacular Now' movie) has been cast as bad boy 'Peter' in the divergent movie.

The announcement came via his twitter when he tweeted this message:

"Excited to be part of this incredible Divergent cast and crew, and reunite with my 'The Spectacular Now' flame Shailene Woodley. #TeamPeter"

Thursday 14 March 2013

CASTING NEWS: Jai Courtney Will Play Eric in 'Divergent'

The movie news continues to roll out! 'Jack Reacher' and 'A Good Day To Die Hard' star Jai Courtney has joined the cast.
Courtney will play 'Eric', the menacing young Dauntless leader.
You can check out him on IMDB here

Official Divergent Twitter

Monday 11 March 2013

CASTING NEWS: Tori, Caleb, & Christina

After a few months of quiet on the movie front, some exciting news was just announced! 3 new castings for Divergent - check out the deets below:
From THR: "Maggie Q, Zoe Kravitz and Ansel Elgort have closed deals to join the cast of Divergent, Summit/Lionsgate’s adaptation of Veronica Roth’s YA novel.
Q will play Tori, a tattooed owner of a tattoo parlor who is part of the choosing ceremony that divides people into factions. She ends up helping Woodley’s character, Tris.

Kravitz will play Christina, a member of the Dauntless faction, which embodies bravery, and who becomes friends with Tris.
Elgort has nabbed the highly sought-after role of Caleb, Woodley’s brother who turns his back on his family, part of the Abnegation clan, to be part of the Erudite clan.

Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing, as is Pouya Shahbazian. The production is hoping to planning on shooting in Chicago this spring."

ETA: Added Veronica Roth's reaction:  "Yes! I am beyond excited to be able to share this news with you at last! They are all extremely talented (not to mention spectacular matches for the characters in my head) and I'm so happy that they're going to be a part of the Divergent movie."

Update: Ansel (Caleb) reacts:

"Thank you divergent fans for being so embracing and giving me so much support already. I cannot wait to begin filming on this incredible book. It is truly an honor." Ansel.