Lionsgate Films and Summit Entertainment present the sci-fi, action, adventure film “Divergent.” It opens in U.S. theatres on March 21, 2014.. The film is directed by Neil Burger and written by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor. Its cast members include Kate Winslet (Jeanine Matthews), Shailene Woodley (Beatrice “Tris” Prior), Theo James (Four), Jai Courtney (Eric) and Miles Teller (Peter). Read on for a brief synopsis of “Divergent.” Watch the trailer below.
“Divergent” Film Synopsis:
The film is based on the series “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. It is set in the future where the society is divided into factions, each representing a virtue: Erudite for the Intelligent, Amity for the peaceful, Dauntless for the brave, Abnegation for the selfless and Candor for the honest.
When the youngsters reach the age of 16, they are free to transfer to another faction. The main character Tris chose to stay with her family in the Abnegation faction, even if she does not feel a sense of belonging in her current faction.
Soon, Tris learned that she does not belong in any faction and is a Divergent. She is bound to discover that their leader Jeanine is planning to execute all Divergents. Tris tries to trust Four and together they will try to find out why being a Divergent is dangerous.
Although “Divergent” is set to be released on March 21, 2014, 96% of moviegoers expressed their intent to watch this film in Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer.
In an interview with Teen Vogue, actress Shailene Woodley explained why she turned down a role in the “Twilight” saga, emphasizing what the movie is teaching the youth.
“Twilight,’ I’m sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship. She falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she’s going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people? That is not going to help this world evolve,” said Woodley in Teen Vogue.
Surprisingly, Woodley turned to “The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence by sending her an e-mail for an advice about taking the role in “Divergent.” Woodley shared with E! News that Lawrence responded to her e-mail.
“Listen, there are a few things that you should not do, like drugs and make a sex tape, or go to Whole Foods the day the movie opens, but it’s gonna change your life in so many positive ways. Definitely do it,” wrote Lawrence in her reply to Woodley’s e-mail as stated in the E! News report.
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