New Casting Call For Extras In ‘Divergent’

We just got word of a new casting call for extras in Divergent! . Read all the details below!


The production is looking to hire local adults to work as extras in the film, who are available in July in Chicago. Shoot Dates will surround the July 4th holiday and include 7/5, 7/6 and 7/7. Recruitment for participants in this production continues as costume fittings are ongoing.
The production is looking for:

Males/Females, All Ethnic backgrounds, Ages 38 – 55

● People with a “rural” farm hand look
● People with blunt, sharp edge haircuts
● People with clean cut, sharp, polished appearance
● People with severe/unique/fun hair styles – funky colors are a plus (punk rock)
● People with severe/fierce/intimidating appearance – athletic or body builder a plus
● People with a sweet disposition, hippie, mother earth type vibe or Bohemian look – Longer hair preferred (both men and women)

Only Illinois residents are eligible to participate. Proof of your Illinois issued driver’s license or state ID is required. Send an email to, and make sure to include a recent photo in a jpeg format, along with name, age, height, weight, phone number and email address. Please write “New Submission” in the Subject Line of the email.
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Over 1500 Show Up For ‘Divergent’ Open Casting Call

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.

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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.

The complete story can be found here.


Open Casting Call for Divergent

If you live in the Chicago area and want the chance to be an extra in Divergent, you’re in luck!  This Saturday, February 9, Atmosphere Casting is holding an open casting call for extras.


Open Casting Call This Saturday, February 9, 2013 from
10:00AM to 3:00PM at CINESPACE – Chicago Film Studios

CHICAGO, IL February 4, 2013 – Atmosphere Casting of Chicago announced today that it is in search of background talent for Summit Entertainment’s Divergent starring Shailene Woodley and directed by Neil Burger. Based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, the film will commence principal photography this April in Chicago. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, will release the film theatrically in North America on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Recruitment for participants in this shoot starts immediately as fittings for all will start in mid-February. Atmosphere Casting is looking to hire hundreds of Chicago locals to work as extras in the film, who are available during the shoot period: April 2013 through July 2013.

The open call will be held, Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM at CINESPACE – Chicago Film Studios.

CINESPACE – Chicago Film Studios
2602 W. 16TH Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60608

Click here for complete details.

Thanks to our friends at Page To Premiere for the heads up!


American Horror Story’s Taissa Farmiga Has Read Divergent!

Back in December, The Fab Life published a post professing their love for American Horror Story. In it, they also expressed their approval of Taissa Farmiga as a potential fan favorite to portray Tris Prior in the much anticipated Divergent movie adaptation. Earlier tonight, Taissa tweeted  “I’ve decided I like trains.”

Through my Divergent Nation twitter handle, I replied with this:

That led to Taissa admitting that she’s actually read Divergent and like most of us, loves Four!

So what do you think? Could Taissa make a good Tris?

New Fan Art Depicting the Five Factions

I absolutely love these!


Divergent Casting Call!

Time to get your fan vote on, and pick all of the fan favorites for the future movie!

We here at the Divergent fandom thought that a great way to get more traffic onto the site, and bring more fans together would be to start a weekly casting call. We will post a poll every Thursday, and give all of the fans a week to get their vote on!  But first thing’s first…

Who would you like to see us cast our fan votes on next week?

 We want to work our way up to the central characters.. so we thought it would be fun to throw out a few popular support characters! Tell us what you think, and remember, the poll will be open all week!