The open casting call for extras earlier this month yielded a significant turn out. Medill reports that more than 1500 hopefuls showed up for the event, which seems to be a good indicator at just how much interest is surrounding Divergent right now.
More than 1,500 tattooed, pierced and martial-arts trained extras lined up for more than two blocks near West 16th and South Rockwell Streets on a Saturday in early February. An open casting call for the Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment film “Divergent” had the normally quiet North Lawndale neighborhood abuzz as early as 3 a.m.
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