Since the global financial success of The Hunger Games, Hollywood has been frantically grabbing books off the shelves in the Young Adult section in hopes to find their next big franchise. After Beautiful Creatures failed to connect with audiences earlier this year, it looks like the next is up to bat. A film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s 2012 young adult sci-fi novel Divergent is currently in production. New images from the film are featured in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. The images feature The Descendants and The Spectacular Now star Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior and Theo James as Four. Check out the photos below (courtesy of EW).
Divergent is set in a futuristic dystopia where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
The film, directed by Limitless director Neil Burger, features a cast that includes Theo James, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Ansel Elgort, Christian Madsen, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, and Amy Newbold.
Summit Entertainment will be releasing Divergent in theaters on March 21st, 2014.