DIVERGENT Circling Male Lead

DivergentThe film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s popular Divergent (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen, 2011) is scheduled for release on March 21, 2014. The female lead has been cast (Shailene Woodley, who received acclaim for her supporting role as one of George Clooney’s daughters in The Descendants and starred in the TV series, The Secret Life of the American Teenager) and the director has been named (Neil Burger), but the male lead, which Variety says is currently “considered one of the more sought-after roles for a young actor” has not yet been decided.

The three leading contenders, according to Variety are Alex PettyferJeremy Irvine and Lucas Till. Shooting begins this March in Chicago

Meanwhile, Roth is hard at work on the final novel in the trilogy, which will be released sometime in the fall of 2013 but does not yet have a title (Roth insists on her blog that it will NOT be Detergent). The second book in the series, Insurgent, came out in May, 2012.

2 Responses to “DIVERGENT Circling Male Lead”

  1. ET Says:

    I had heard Evan Peters, I think that could work.

  2. SG Says:

    Please god let it be Jeremy Irvine, he is such an amazing actor. Exactly what I imagined Four as.