Recently EW released the first picture of Theo James in the role of Four from the set of Divergent.
For those of you who have been hiding under a rock for the last few years, Divergent by Veronica Roth is the first book in the trilogy of the same name.
Goodreads summarizes the book as:
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself… (read more)
Divergent had been on my must read list for the last year and I finally got around to reading it recently. To summarize my thoughts on the book as briefly as possible: I couldn’t put it down. With the rise of YA Dystopia recently, it’s nice to come across something fresh.
So far the only complaints circulating about this casting reveal is that James is older than the character is in the book.
Adaptation is adaptation. As long as the movie captures the essence of the novel, then I don’t really care.
Divergent has an expected release date in March 2014.