Divergent Movie Cast Round Up: Theo James to play Four, Kate Winslet Confirmed As Jeanine

What a Friday (and week)!  After the agonizing casting news drought we’ve been through, we finally get some news, and a lot of it!  Today we found out that Theo James, who you may know from Downton Abbey, has landed the role of Four!


Here’s what Veronica Roth herself had to say about James’ screen test: 

“Recently I saw Theo James’ screen test with Shailene Woodley, and I was sure within seconds: this was ‘Four,’ no question. Theo is able to capture ‘Four’s’ authority and strength, as well as his depth and sensitivity. He is a perfect match for Shailene’s incredibly strong presence as Tris. I’m thrilled!”

He clearly has Roth’s seal of approval!

In addition to this, we now know that Kate Winslet is going to be Jeanine Matthews.  You probably remember back in January when Winslet was first rumored, and later confirmed, to have signed on to join the cast,  but we never knew what role she signed on to play.  


As if finding out who Jeanine and Four were going to be played by wasn’t enough, we got Peter!  Earlier today Miles Teller tweeted these words:

Excited to be a part of this incredible cast & crew and reunite with my flame @shailenewoodley 

To us, this seems like a pretty solid indicator that he’s going to be Peter!

Aaron Eckhart and Ray Stevenson have also been linked to the film, though what roles they’ll be playing have not been revealed yet.  Now that you know all of this, we definitely want you to weigh in on all the casting choices! After you catch your breath of course,  this a lot of news! Please share your thoughts with us in the comments sections below.

Emmy Award Winner Chandler Massey Auditioning for Will

Emmy Award winning actor Chandler Massey, best known for his role as Will Horton on television soap opera Days of Our Lives, has sent in an audition for the role of Will in Divergent.

Chandler Massey

Chandler Massey

Divergent Fans received a great tip from a fan that led them to Chandler’s audition video:

Recently a video audition was posted on YouTube made for Divergent Movie’s Will featuring Chandler Massey. We have seen the video and confirm it’s existence, but before we got this post up, the video was made private.

Physically, Chandler seems like a good match to Will’s description! Do you think he could play the part convincingly?

Kate Winslet in Talks for Divergent

Kate Winslet

Variety is reporting that Kate Winslet is in talks to join the cast of Divergent! Summit has confirmed that this is true, though they cannot confirm Winslet is on board yet!

“Though Summit and Neil Burger’s “Divergent” is still on the lookout for its male lead to pair with Shailene Woodley, it may have found a major co-star for her with Kate Winslet in talks to join the movie…
Though Winslet is no stranger to starring in a big-budget-tentpole, this would mark her first opportunity at a possible franchise.”

There’s no official word on what role Winslet might be up for, but we’re guessing it’s either Erudite villain Jeanine Matthews (or possibly Tris’ mother, Natalie Prior.)

What do you think of the possibility of Kate in the film?


Luke Kleintank Up For Caleb Role

Actor Luke Kleintank, best known for his television roles on Gossip Girl and Bones, announced on Twitter today that he’s tested for the role of Caleb in Divergent:


This doesn’t guarantee him the role, but at least we know that director Neil Burger and his team are working on casting minor characters! Good luck, Luke!


Shailene Woodley talks Divergent at Sundance

Josh Horowitz from MTV News caught up with Shailene Woodley at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where she was promoting her new film The Spectacular Now, and got the first big interview about her involvement in Divergent!

Click the photo to see Shailene explain why she decided to take on Divergent:

Click to see the interview!

Click to see the interview!

On why she loved Divergent:
“It’s very metaphorical for things that are going on today, specifically things that I’m passionate about and things that I want to make public and things that I want to educate people on, so I think it’s a really great platform not only artistic, but also on a human level…”

But why she also had her concerns before taking the project:
“I’ve been acting for 16 years and it was never something that I wanted to do, to be in a big blockbuster film, especially one that was similar to ‘The Hunger Games’ or ‘Twilight’.” (in the sense that they’re big blockbuster films)

Divergent Movie: Twilight’s Boo Boo Stewart Interested in Playing Uriah

Twilight Saga actor Boo Boo Stewart recently came forward on Twitter to thank the fans that have been fancasting and campaigning for him to play the role of Uriah in the upcoming Divergent film.

When asked if he would be interested in the part, Boo Boo said that he would be!

Uriah is described in the books as tall with bronze or light brown skin and a snake tattoo behind his ear. Do you think Boo Boo could pull it off?

Divergent Movie: Twilight's Boo Boo Stewart Interested in Playing Uriah