Kate Winslet Officially Joins Divergent

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Kate WinsletOriginally rumored to be joining the cast of the Neil Burger sci-fi teen fantasy, it looks like Winslet’s casting is now official, Summit Entertainment announced today.

She will play “Jeanine Matthews” in the movie, currently set for 2014.

DIVERGENT is a thrilling adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.

The extremely popular young adult novel Divergent was written by first time author Veronica Roth and has topped the New York Times Best Sellers list ever since being published in May of 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins Publishers. The book was written by Roth while she was earning her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University. She followed her first novel with the book Insurgent, which has also made its way to the #1 position on specific New York Times Best Sellers lists. To date, book sales are now over 2.6 million copies for both novels combined, and both titles are HarperCollins most successful e-books ever in regards to sales. The studio acquired the film rights to the novel in early 2011 several months before the book Divergent was published.

Shailene Woodley will star in the film, and the cast includes Theo James, Jai Courtney, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort and Maggie Q.

Look for it in March 21, 2014.

Divergent Book Cover

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    wow, it is so cool. I love the way Kate perform her character