Some have been wondering if Shailene Woodley's starring role in 'Divergent' will transform her into the next big Young Adult movie sensation in the vein of Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart. Can the same now be said of Theo James, who has just been cast in the male lead?
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Neil Burger's 'Divergent,' one of the latest Young Adult novels getting a feature film adaptation, continues to beef up the casting around lead Shailene Woodley. The latest to join the ranks of the upcoming sci-fi dystopian adventure is Jai Courtney of 'A Good Day to Die Hard' and 'Spartacus' fame.
Prepare yourself to hear a whole lot about 'Divergent' this year. The film, based on the first in a planned Young Adult novel trilogy, is being pegged as the next 'Hunger Games,' and its star, Shailene Woodley, could just be the next Jennifer Lawrence. Now the film gets a little closer to becoming a reality with the filling of three crucial supporting roles.
Summit isn't wasting any time following the end of the 'Twilight' franchise. Next up is 'Divergent,' the first in a trilogy of young adult books by Veronica Roth. And Summit is eyeing director Neil Burger ('Limitless') for the job.