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Cue all the hand flailing because a first glimpse of the "Divergent" movie is in, initiates!
Yes, it's super duper early — considering the fact that production, like, just started — but Summit Entertainment knows they've got a cash cart on track here and wants this train to roll into Tinseltown (by way of futuristic Chicago) at full speed.
Why run for Senate when you can star in the latest YA sensation?
Ashley Judd, who indeed recently contemplated running for Senate, is instead heading for the decidedly non-democratic dystopian future of "Divergent," according to Heat Vision.
Based on the novel by Veronica Roth, "Divergent" takes place in a world where where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. On her 16th birthday, our heroine, Tris (Shailene Woodley, who certainly can't pass for 16 any more, but whatever), is deemed "divergent" and not belonging to any one faction, a discovery that soon uncovers a conspiracy to kill those like her. Get More »
Young Adult Fiction is all the rage in cinema right now. True, "Twilight" and "Harry Potter" have made their final bows, but in their place has come a maelstrom of successors, including "The Hunger Games," "Warm Bodies," "Beautiful Creatures," "The Host," and the upcoming big-screen adaptations of "Divergent" and "The Mortal Instruments."
Most of these stories are seen through the eyes of a young heroine, and with all of these yarns sharing similar elements of romance, fantasy and conspiracy, keeping track of all the distinctive details of each leading lady and their respective heroine's journeys can be a daunting task indeed. In the interest of simplicity and at-a-glance organization, NextMovie's own Nick DeSantis (artwork) and Amanda Bell (stats) have conjured this handy chart to help in keeping all the ladies in line — literally. Get More »
UPDATE: Hot on the heels of James' casting, another big announcement from the "Divergent" camp: Kate Winslet is confirmed to play Jeanine Matthews in the flick. While her casting was reported in late January, it was only officially confirmed by Summit today.
Earlier, 3/15: Theo James is hopping aboard the "Divergent" train as Dauntless faction member Four. The 28-year-old actor, probably best known for his memorable (albeit short-lived) turn as Mr. Pamuk on "Downtown Abbey," nabbed the lead role opposite Shailene Woodley, who will play heroine Beatrice 'Tris' Prior.
"Divergent" is based on the 2012 best-selling young-adult novel by Veronica Roth, a dystopian thriller in which society has been divided into five factions, each upholding a particular virtue. Upon their 16th birthday, citizens are tested to determine their place. When Tris' result comes back inconclusive (or Divergent), she leave her family's faction and joins up with the brave Dauntless faction. Tobias 'Four' Eaton is one of the faction's instructors, and the two share an undeniable chemistry.
MTV divulges more on all things "Divergent."
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Great news for YA fans! Kate Winslet is in talks to join Shailene Woodley in "Divergent," the screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's dystopian novel set to hit theaters on March 21, 2014. Winslet's is also set for Alan Rickman's period drama "A Little Chaos," which follows rival landscape gardeners both commissioned to create a fountain at Versailles by Louis XIV [Variety / The Playlist
• Joaquin Phoenix will reunite with his "The Master" director Paul Thomas Anderson for "Inherent Vice," the screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's crime novel set in 1969 Los Angeles that chronicles the attempts of private detective and marijuana enthusiast 'Doc' Sportello to get to the bottom of a convoluted mystery. [Yahoo! Movies] Get More »
It's a pretty common belief among us YA book-to-film junkies that Veronica Roth's "Divergent" is on the fast track to become the next big thing in adaptive movies. Between lightning-paced action sequences, hardcore dystopian kids and one well-restrained romance, all the necessary ingredients for a star-making phenom are built right in.
While Shailene Woodley's now been tapped to handle the central female role Beatrice "Tris" Prior, the gentleman hero position Four is still wide open, and "The Hunger Games" star Alexander Ludwig wants it. Bad. Get More »
Is Shailene Woodley shaping up to be the next Kristen Stewart or Jennifer Lawrence?
The "Descendants" star is having quite the amazing month as she's now in talks to play the female lead in "Divergent," according to Deadline. This comes hot on the heels of news that Woodley is also being courted to play the role of Mary Jane Watson in the sequel to "The Amazing Spider-Man." Get More »
"Twilight" studio Summit Entertainment (now part of "The Hunger Games" studio Lionsgate) snagged up the movie rights for the trilogy-starter long before it even reached bookstores and then quickly set "Snow White and the Huntsman" scribe Evan Daugherty on the case to adapt the picture. After a long period of waiting (and waiting, and waiting), a release date for the picture has finally been announced. Get More »
From "Nosferatu" to "Twilight," supernatural movies have never gone out of style. Vampires and their monster homies have enjoyed a constant stream of cinematic exposure since the turn of the last century, but they've never been more pervasive than in the last few years, breaking out of horror confines and sparkling their way into other genres.
We'd be naive to say supernaturals are on their way out — they'll never leave, and we wouldn't want them to. But we'd be blind not to notice the creepy new sheriff in town: Dystopia.
As themes go, it's nothing new ("Children of Men," "Blade Runner"... "Idiocracy") but amidst the insane success of "The Hunger Games," studios are snapping up the rights to similar books the moment they land on shelves — and in a few cases, before that. Get More »
The holidays are fast approaching, and you might be running out of gift ideas for the movie fans in your life. DVDs are easy — but if you're looking for something a little more creative (and "Star Wars" Wampa sneakers aren't your style), why not go right to the source?
We've picked out 20 of the best books currently in the process of moving from page to screen. These 19 novels and one memoir range from YA fantasy to 9/11-themed drama — you can find a gift for any kind of movie fan to get in on the ground floor.
Because really, the ability to say "I liked the book better than the movie" (or vice versa) is the gift that keeps on giving.