It's been a long road filled with a lot of young actors names being thrown into the rumor mill, but this morning, EW reports that the YA adaptation has officially locked in their male lead.
Theo James, who most movie fans will know either from his portrayal of Selene's ally David in Underworld Awakening or his current role on the CBS crime drama Golden Boy where he plays the lead homicide detective, will play the male lead, Four.
James will co-star opposite female lead Shailene Woodley, who just recently wrapped up her brief stint on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Woodley will portray Tris.
Kate Winslet, who had been rumored for the role was reportedly confirmed by THR reporter Borys Kit via Twitter. According to Kit, Winslet will play Erudite leader, Jeanine.
Divergent looks to be the next big YA adaptation to hit the big screen. The story is set in a dystopic future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities.
The film is being directed by Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist) and slated for release on March 21, 2014.
Zoe Kravitz (as Christina), Ansel Elgort (as Caleb) and Maggie Q co-star. Other actors currently circling roles include Aaron Eckhart, Miles Teller and Ray Stevenson. The role of Uriah remains open, though Romeo, Boo Boo Stewart and David Bastian have each auditioned for the role.
What do you think of the casting news? Does James fit the role of Four? Who would you cast as Uriah?
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How I let this particular movie blog slip through, totally escapes me (I was out of Town for awhile/it was Spring-break..'and needed to rest my mind some)...'Anyway, I'm beaming with this news I love the character of Four and saw the movie "I Am Number Four" and thought it was great. Loved it!! Sorry, that the other young man (and I liked him) that played Four won't be in this new continuing saga(s) franchised tited DIVERGENT that lead Four is in. As I recall his just gotten his amazing powers & insight (learning how to use them) and the young lady that saved him in the 1st movie, rocks! SO, awesome that dramantic Actor Theo James his intense and totally handsome/gorgeous will be FOUR...'so I'm beaming, his splendid in GOLDEN BOY, too!!
...'Also liked him/Actor Theo James as David in the hit franchise UNDERWORLD (our much beloved Selene & Micheal movies). Once again, so very "pleased" he/Mr. James will be the leading character Four in the new saga(s) DIVERGENT movie. Fantastic!!!
That guy is too old to play the 18 year old Four!
I don't know ...'I think the young and very talented Theo James can surely pull it off. I've seen pics of him dressed down to Earth (not in suites) that makes him appear younger then he is and...'Plus he is a young man (looks like his in his mid-20's) totally gorgeous. Wow!! smile.
I'm just excited to see Theo in more things!
Big smile, same here. YES!!!!
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