Divergent is the debut novel of American author Veronica Roth and is the first installment in a trilogy. It is set within a dystopian version of Chicago. The novel has been compared to similar young adult books such as The Hunger Games because of its theme and target audience. Roth has said that the idea for the series was born while she was studying in college.
Summit Entertainment purchased the media rights to the book, and as of May 2013 is in the process of filming the movie, also titled Divergent.The second novel in the trilogy, Insurgent, was released on May 1, 2012. The third and final book, Allegiant, is expected to be released on October 22, 2013 in the US.
In the future, the citizens of Chicago live in a society that is divided into five factions, each one meant to uphold a particular virtue of humanity: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave) and Erudite (the intelligent). On a given day each year, all sixteen-year-olds take an aptitude test that will tell them which faction they are best suited for, after which they must decide whether to remain with their family or transfer to a new faction.
Sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior was born into an Abnegation family, but selflessness has never come naturally to her like it does her brother, Caleb. She feels lonely and constricted by her environment and feels like she doesn’t belong. When the time comes for Beatrice to take her aptitude test, the results are inconclusive: she doesn’t fit neatly into any one faction; rather, she shows equal aptitude for three—Abnegation, Erudite and Dauntless. This makes her “divergent” and she is warned never to share this information with anyone for fear of her life. The person who ran her aptitude test logs Beatrice in the system as having aptitude for Abnegation.
Divergent is an upcoming American science fiction adventure film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shabazian and Douglas Wick, with a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor. It stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney and Kate Winslet.The story takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago. Divergent is scheduled to be released on March 21, 2014 in the United States.
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- Shailene Woodley as Beatrice “Tris” Prior
- Theo James as Tobias “Four” Eaton
- Ansel Elgort as Caleb Prior
- Ray Stevenson as Marcus Eaton
- Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews
- Zoë Kravitz as Christina
- Maggie Q as Tori
- Jai Courtney as Eric
- Ben Lloyd-Hughes as Will
- Ben Lamb as Edward
- Christian Madsen as Al
- Tony Goldwyn as Andrew Prior
- Ashley Judd as Natalie Prior
- Mekhi Phifer as Max
- Amy Newbold as Molly
- Miles Teller as Peter
- Justine Wachsberger as Lauren
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