If you watched the recent trailer for Divergent and found yourself thinking, ‘Hmm… I’m still not 100% sure about this whole Factions thing. I wonder if if'd make more sense were the cast and crew were to explain that, and how Divergent is different from other YA adaptations?” Prepare to have your wish granted, as there is a new featurette online to offer just that.
Adapted from Veronica Roth’s series of novels, Divergent is set in a society where people are divided into social factions based on their personalities. It’s all part of a new form of democracy, intended to remove the endless conflict between humans.
Shailene Woodley’s Beatrice “Tris” Prior, however, is different. She doesn’t belong in any one faction, and her divergent nature means she’s a threat to the orderly running of the civilization. Things aren’t easy for those who are identified as different – and by different, we mean dangerous. She joins the Dauntless (courageous) faction but there, together with friends and her mysterious, handsome trailer Four (Theo James), Tris must face the perils ahead and figure out the plans of Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet), the stern figurehead she’ll have to defeat.
With Neil Burger on directing duties and 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 all part of the ensemble, Divergent is out here on March 21 neat year.