After months (and months… and MONTHS) of speculating, the role of Tris Prior has been cast for the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent.
And the winner of the coveted role of Tris Prior in Veronica Roth’s Divergent iiiiissssss……
Divergent is hot on the dystopian heels of The Hunger Games about a society in futuristic Chicago in which teens are forced to choose one of five paths of life (or “faction,” as it’s referred to in the book) the year they turn 16. Beatrice (Tris) Prior chooses a path no one expects her to, which causes some serious and unexpected revelations, and could possibly lead to the downfall of their so-called perfect world. The film is being directed by Neil Burger for Summit Pictures. No word on a release date yet, as the movie is still in the early casting stages. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything!
You can read AtLP’s review of Divergent here. Insurgent, book 2 in the Divergent trilogy, was released last May. And if you’re a hardcore fan, the Collector’s Edition of Insurgent is coming out on October 30. Now, you may be asking, “why would I want the Collector’s Edition?!” Well, let me tell you. You’ll get:
- a 13-page story of a scene in Divergent told from Tobias’s POV.
- Ribbon bookmark
- Full color poster
- Tattoos for the different factions
- 48 pages of bonus content, including interviews with the author and playlists.
It should be noted that I am not now nor have I ever been affiliated with the publisher, and I am getting no percentage of sales for pumping the Collector’s Edition. I just think all the goodies are really freaking cool!
The third and final installment in the trilogy is currently still untitled (well, at least to the public… but probably not in Veronica Roth’s head) and has an anticipated release date of Fall 2012.
I want to preface these next few pictures by saying that these are in no way related to Roth’s third Divergent book. I just think they’re flipping gorgeous. Everyone out there hear that?! Say it with me now… THEY ARE IN NO WAY RELATED. Good. The first picture (on the left) is a fan-made graphic of a potential Book 3 title and cover. The picture on the right appears to be a bit more legit, but, sadly, is not. However, it was created by an incredibly talented artist over at deviantART.com (check him out here!) He also has a beautiful Divergent movie poster of his own creation, along with character posters, too. Go check out his work!
As always, if we stumble upon any more news, you’ll be the first to know!