According to our very good friends over at Divergent Lexicon, Variety is staking the race for Four to three actors, all of whom come with considerable pedigree: Lucas Till, Jeremy Irvine, and Alex Pettyfer.
As Divergent Lexicon reports:
The hunt for our Four is beginning to narrow down according to reports from Variety. Lucas Till, Alex Pettyfer, and Jeremy Irvine are reportedly in the running to play the coveted role of Tobias “Four” Eaton.
Summit is getting closer to finding its male lead for “Divergent” opposite Shailene Woodley, considered one of the more sought-after roles for a young actor.
Sources tell Variety that Lucas Till, Jeremy Irvine and Alex Pettyfer will test for the role later this week. Summit previously tested Till, Brenton Thwaites, Luke Bracey and Jack Reynor in November.
Veronica Roth’s young-adult novel, acquired by Summit in March 2011, is the first of a planned trilogy. The story has a “Hunger Games”-like teen-on-teen violence in a futuristic setting and follows 16-year-old Beatrice Prior, who Woodley is set to play.
Neil Burger will helm with Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher producing through their Red Wagon banner. Evan Daugherty will pen the script.
Lucas Till is most known for his work in X-Men, in addition to appearing in Taylor Swift’s award-winning “You Belong With Me” video. Jeremy Irvine played the lead character in Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse, and Alex Pettyfer has played several bigtime roles, most notably in Stephen Soderbergh’s Magic Mike.