I have been staring at the Press Release for Shailene Woodley being cast as Tris for about an hour, wondering what I thought. DIVERGENT is such an amazing book, never mind all of the awards, since it was released in May of 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books.
I admit, I had never thought of Shailene Woodley as Tris, but I am on board with this. If I just looked at her from Secret Life of the American Teenager, I wouldn’t think bad ass. But she pretty much rocked THE DESCENDANTS. And I think that this is one casting decision that I can get on board with and scream, “Excellent Casting Job SUMMIT”. Because she will be just magic to this role.
We know that it is now official… Shailene Woodley is in final negotiations to star in Summit Entertainment’s DIVERGENT which will be directed by Neil Burger. The filmed adaptation of the novel Divergent by Veronica Roth will be produced by Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane will executive produce. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, will release the film theatrically in North America on Friday, March 21, 2014.
We’re about to become your biggest fan Shailene. BIGGEST FAN.