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Ashley Judd Set For Divergent
She'll be Shailene Woodley's mother

14 April 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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It’s a big day for news of Young Adult adaptations, with word on a Mortal Instruments prequel and some new casting info on dystopian sci-fi hopeful Divergent. Ashley Judd has signed on to the film, which kicked off shooting last week in Chicago.

Divergent, adapted from Veronica Roth’s novel, is set on a future Earth where society is divided up into groups according to certain human traits. Everyone is sorted into the appropriate group at 16, but Tris (Shailene Woodley) learns she’s a “divergent,” someone who doesn’t strictly belong in any one group.

Though that might make it sound like she has options, it’s actually more dangerous than she first knows, as she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all those like her.

Judd is aboard to play Woodley’s mother, a woman who sees both her children (Tris, and her brother Caleb) join differing factions to her own Abnegation tribe. It'll be a relatively brief turn from her, assuming they stick close to the book, but less brief than her latest role in Olympus Has Fallen. She joins a cast that also includes Kate Winslet, Theo James, Ray Stevenson, recent Empire Podcast guest Aaron Eckhart, Jai Courtney, Maggie Q and Zoe Kravitz.

Neil Burger is calling the shots now, with Divergent set to arrive in UK cinemas on March 21 next year.


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