So a book that has caught my attention in the last year has been Divergent by Veronica Roth. I read it last year, a few days before the sequel Insurgent came out. I always get lucky with that haha. But anyway, its a REALLY good book and I chose it right away for my book club and my friends enjoyed it a lot. I wasn’t surprised in the slightest when it was announced as a movie.
I’ve been trying to keep up with Divergent casting as it comes in, and I’ve found that the best way to do that is through Veronica Roth’s own blog, because she’s going to have the most legit information.
So to help you all out, I’ve made this post with the most updated list of actors and actresses playing characters in the movie.
Shailene Woodley is also known for playing Amy on The Secret Life of an American Teenager. She’s also been cast as Hazel Grace in John Green’s best selling novel, The Fault in Our Stars, and as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spiderman 2.
NOT what I pictured at all but…I think she can pull it off.
Theo has been on shows like Downton Abbey and Bedlam and is the title character in the CBS show, Golden Boy.
I find it seriously amusing that a 28 year old actor is playing 17/18 year old Four. I think he’ll do a good job but its just funny. He’s very good looking though, so you can’t go wrong with that.
Mekhi has been in several movies and TV shows, most notably ER. Ray has been in movies like King Arthur, both G.I. Joe movies and both Thor movies.
I REALLY like these two. Ray Stevenson is just perfect for Marcus.
Jai was in movies like Jack Reacher and A Good Day to Die Hard, and was on the television show, Spartacus.
I really like this casting as well. As long as they kind of “rough” him up a bit. He looks like he could play a bully pretty well and that’s what Eric totally is.
Kate Winslet is most notably from movies like Titanic and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, among many many many others.
I didn’t see this one coming at all. There were rumors like crazy for it but I was like, no way. And now its for sure? Well, I think she can pull it off
Maggie Q can also be seen in the title role on the CW show, Nikita. Ansel can be seen later in the reboot of the classic horror film, Carrie. Zoe Kravitz takes the plunge into YA dystopian world like her dad Lenny Kravitz (Cinna in Hunger Games) and can also be seen as Angel in XMen: First Class.
Its funny, because these three aren’t even HUGE characters (though I would say maybe Christina is), these are the perfect castings for me. Seriously, they announced all three of these at the same time and I was like OHMYGOD perfect. These three are just…wonderful.
All of these guys are kind of newbies. They’ve all been in small roles, and various shorts so these roles are pretty big for them, especially Lloyd-Hughes and Christian.
Not sure about these guys yet, kind of have to see how they act haha. I always pictured Al a lot bigger but that could just be me.
Amy Newbold as Molly. Amy has also had roles on Chicago Fire and Boss, and is more known for being a casting associate for a TON of movies. She’s super pretty, and not what I pictured as Molly, but maybe you picture the characters you dislike as ugly haha.
Miles Teller as Peter. He was most recently in the Footloose reboot and also in 21 and Over. Not what I pictured as Peter in the slightest but I’m an optimistic person haha.
And it was just announced that:
Ashley Judd as Natalie Prior, Tris’s mom. I love Ashley Judd, though she’s kind of disappeared off the planet lately, except for Lifetime movies haha.
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So thats the most updated list of the cast as of right now :) Filming as already begun, just last week, and I am so insanely excited for this movie next year, just as I’m excited for the third and final installment in the actual trilogy. It doesn’t even have a name yet! But its going to be exciting!
Also, next week is the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC (University of Southern California) and Veronica Roth will be there and I am so hoping to be able to meet her, before she gets TOO famous after this movie comes out haha. Other authors include Orson Scott Card, Cassandra Clare (oh you bet I’m there again), Sarah Dessen, Morgan Matson, Kami Garcia, Gayle Forman, Lauren Oliver, Margaret Stohl, Jaclyn Moriarty, and so so so so many more. Check it out here.
What do you guys think of the cast so far? As always, let me know in the comments!