Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Leonard Nimoy Dies
Beloved Star Trek actor was 83
Exclusive: Charlie Cox Talks Marvel’s Daredevil
Plus a new poster for the Netflix superhero show
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Nick Fury's online, and he's brought Black Widow and Thor
Exclusive New While We're Young Poster
And a new trailer for Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' midlife-com
First Look At Eddie Redmayne As The Danish Girl
First look at Tom Hooper's new period drama
Harrison Ford Confirmed For Blade Runner 2
Denis Villeneuve is in talks to direct
Jack Huston Eyed As The New Crow
He could flap in to replace Luke Evans
First Trailer For The Lady In The Van
Alan Bennett has a visitor
Sam Mendes Talks Spectre
Skyfall's director on why he returned to the Bond franchise
Red Sonja Prepares For Action Again
Christopher Cosmos hired to write new screenplay
Rosamund Pike Joins The Deep Blue Good-By
Starring with Christian Bale
Blake Lively And Jason Clarke Say All I See Is You
Marc Forster's new psychological drama
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
25 February 2015
New Trailer For Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos
Gone with the Winslet
New Insurgent Trailer Arrives Online
'She's never going to stop coming after us'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
A Little Chaos
17 April 2015
White Bird In A Blizzard
06 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Fault In Our Stars (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Divergent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Divergent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Labor Day (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Look At Shailene Woodley In Divergent
Update: New stills hit the internet

26 June 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Entertainment

submit to reddit

Update: The Hollywood Reporter has a batch of stills from Divergent to peruse, including shots of Shailene Woodley's Tris undergoing the aptitude test that dictates the faction to which she, and all Chicago citizens, will be allocated. Click here for the full photo gallery.

...

It's turning into one of those good-news/bad-news days for Shailene Woodley. The bad news that her character, Mary Jane Watson, has been cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes with a cheerier reminder that the young actress has another breakthrough role, in young adult adaptation Divergent, in the offing. Still, we're recommending she steers clear of parachutes, hay bales and pitchforks until further notice, because... well, you know how it goes.

This week's Entertainment Weekly leads with snaps of Woodley's heroine Beatrice 'Tris' Prior gearing up for whatever mayhem the sci-fi throws at her. It was knives last time; this time there's train leaps, boxing and shotguns. Behind her is Theo James as her trainer (and maybe more?) who's initially known only as Four.


Click image above for more pictures from Entertainment Weekly.

Adapted from the first part of Veronica Roth's young adult trilogy, the story is set in a dystopian future Chicago, where Woodley's Tris struggles to fit into a repressive, homogeneous society.

In Tris’ world, people are divided up in five separate factions, each meant to uphold a particular human virtue: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave) and Erudite (the intelligent). Every year on Choosing Day, 16 year-olds are given an aptitude test, which tells them which faction they belong in (no matter which one they were born into). But Tris is Divergent, which means she's suitable for several different factions, and she's cautioned to keep this a secret because it makes her dangerous to her society's leaders.

There's shades of Katniss Everdeen in all this perhaps, but with interesting notions of conformity and rebellion at play. Neil Burger's last sci-fi was Limitless, such a twisted joy, so the hope is that this maybe-franchise can match its rival in quality as well as themes. Kate Winslet, Jai Courtnay, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Judd, Maggie Q and Ray 'Punisher' Stevenson are also on board.

Divergent heads to these shores on March 21 next year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Star Wars: Episode VII Casting Call Leaks
If you're young, fit and talented, get your CVs to Disney
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Cynical, unoriginal cash-in ...
... based on a cynical, unoriginal cash-in then. Great, we don't have enough of those these days, especially for 'young adults' which really just means 'teenagers', who already have everything aimed at them anyway. Let be honest, it's going to be yet another piece-of-shit movie franchise based on yet another piece-of-shit series of kids' books. It can fuck off. More

Posted by Nicky C at 13:56 on 28 June 2013 | Report This Post

I quit working at shoprite to work online and with a little effort I easily bring in around $45 to 85 per/h. Without a doubt this is the easiest and most financially rew. job I've ever had. I actually started 6 months ago and this has totally changed my life. Here's what I do - Going1. com___ More

Posted by Flar1976 at 06:19 on 22 June 2013 | Report This Post

before I saw the receipt of $8425, I be certain ...that...my sister could actually bringing in money parttime from their laptop.. there sisters roommate has done this less than 22 months and just paid the depts on there appartment and bourt a brand new Mitsubishi Evo. I went here, w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m More

Posted by eliza111 at 19:23 on 20 June 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

The Empire Podcast Oscars 2015 Special
The team's take on the 87th Academy Awards

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Robert Downey Jr. On Age Of Ultron
Tomorrow: Mark Ruffalo talks Bruce Banner...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)