The newest YA adaptation looking to become the next Hunger Games is Neil Burger’s Divergent, based on Veronica Roth’s novel of the same name. Having really struck a chord with audiences worldwide when it released back in 2011, Lionsgate is hoping that their film adaptation will see the same success as its written counterpart did.
For those of you who haven’t gotten around to reading Roth’s hit series yet, it takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic version of Chicago where society is divided into five separate factions based on personality. The main character, Beatrice “Tris” Prior (played in the film by the wonderful Shailene Woodley), is what’s known as a divergent (someone who fits in with more than one faction). Upon learning this, she uncovers a sinister plot that threatens to wipe out all of her kind and must get to the bottom of what’s going on before it’s too late.
Recently, at the Los Angeles press day for Divergent, we had the chance to chat with the entire cast about the highly-anticipated film. Along with Woodley, we spoke to Theo James, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Ashley Judd and several others. They discussed, among other things, what it was like working with so much green screen, injuries suffered on set, learning the fight choreography, and the upcoming sequel, Insurgent. Also, Jai Courtney’s Australian accent makes for a bit of an awkward moment at the very end.
Check out our exclusive Divergent video interview above and be sure to catch the film when it hits theatres this Friday!