Summit just confirmed our break last week that Kate Winslet is aboard Divergent, the Neil Burger-directed film based on Veronica Roth’s bestselling novel about a futuristic world where people are herded into factions based on their personalities. Shailene Woodley and Theo James are starring, and Jai Courtney, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort and Maggie Q have already been cast, with Aaron Eckhart, Ray Stevenson and Miles Teller closing deals. Vanessa Taylor and Evan Daugherty wrote the script, and Erik Feig and Gillian Bohrer are overseeing for Lionsgate. Production begins in April in Chicago. Winslet is repped by CAA.
Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher are producing the project via their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Red Wagon’s Rachel Shane is executive producing. Summit has set at March 21, 2014 release date for Divergent — that’s the slot the studio opened another young-adult novel adaptation, The Hunger Games.
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