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 #Divergentcast & crew and reunite with my #spectacularnowflame @shailenewoodley #TeamPeter
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.