Movie News

Divergent kicks off; Stevenson and Phifer cast

Divergent kicks off; Stevenson and Phifer cast
Brooke Campbell

Mekhi Phifer (“8 Mile”) and Ray Stevenson (“Thor”) have joined the cast of “Divergent”, the first film in a film franchise spawned from the pages of Veronica Roth novels.

Principal photography commenced today in Chicago on the Neil Burger directed film, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Academy Award winner Kate Winslet.

Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, and Amy Newbold are also onboard the film, described as being 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.

DivergentFans.com say the abovementioned Mehki Phifer is playing Max our old Dauntless Leader, and Ray Stevenson is Marcus Eaton.

Evan Daughtery, of “Snow White & The Huntsman”, adapted the novel for the big screen. While nothing memorable, that film – thus, screenplay – worked, suggesting “Divergent” will likely go down better with audiences than the recent, similar-themed “The Host” (which, word is, won’t spawn a sequel; film didn’t make enough to warrant a franchise) did.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Movie News
Brooke Campbell

Experienced in the art of journalism, marketing, and making up excuses for not having to eat my Brussels Sprouts.

More in Movie News

killmethreetimes

Exclusive : Simon Pegg talks Kill Me Three Times – on DVD and Blu-ray Sep 9

Brooke CampbellSep 3, 2015
arrow-poster-44 - Copy

Arrow season four debuts first poster

AshSep 3, 2015
ansel-elgort

CIA drama Code Name Veil adds Ansel Elgort

AshSep 3, 2015
reacher

Jack Reacher 2 releases October 2016

AshSep 3, 2015
1E659FAD

First look at Bryan Cranston as LBJ

AshSep 3, 2015
tv1

American Pastoral adds Strathairn, Riegert, Aduba, Curry

AshSep 3, 2015
analeigh-tipton-

Analeigh Tipton starring as Sadie

AshSep 3, 2015
cate-blanchett

Cate Blanchett is Lucille Ball

AshSep 3, 2015
tv

TV Casting: GOT, Supergirl, Luke Cage, Doctor Who, Bonham Carter

AshSep 3, 2015