Heat Vision said Maggie Q, Zoe Kravitz, and Ansel Elgort will co-star in Summit/Lionsgate’s adaptation of Veronica Roth’s young adult novel, DIVERGENT..
Starring Shailene Woodley in this film based on Veronica Roth’s novel…
Summit Entertainment will release DIVERGENT in theaters on March 21st, 2014
Neil Burger (Limitless, The Illusionist) will direct from a script by Evan Daugherty. Summit hopes this would be their next big teen franchise now that TWILIGHT SAGA is coming to an end after BREAKING DAWN – PART 2′s arrival this coming November.
This will be the first of a planned trilogy because Summit also owns the screen rights to the sequel book, INSURGENT. The third installment book will be published in fall 2013.
Below is the book DIVERGENT‘s official synopsis..
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, 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.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
Woodley plays Tris.
Q plays a tattoo parlor owner named Tori, who is part of the choosing ceremony dividing people into factions and she ends up helping Tris.
Kravitz plays Christina, brave member of Dantless faction, she befriends Tris.
Elgort plays Woodley’s brother named Caleb, who turns his back on his family, the Abnegation clan, in order to be part of Erudite Clan.