Another bold name has been added to the cast of the buzzy sci-fi “Divergent.”
The film, which also claims Kate Winslet, Theo James (“Golden Boy”) and Mekhi Phifer (“E.R.”) as cast members, is set in a dystopian future where people are divided into five distinct factions that focus on a core value (selflessness, intelligence, honesty, peacefulness and bravery). Woodley’s character finds out that she isn’t a member of any group and must find a way to stop a war between them.
The Summit/Lionsgate production began shooting earlier this week in Chicago. The film, directed by Neil Burger, is eyeing a March 2014 release date.