Author Veronica Roth’s award-winning Divergent Trilogy found its movie rights being snapped up before the series reached completion. Filming of the first novel, titled Divergent, is already underway, with direction from Neil Burger, working with a script from Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor. Shailene Woodley takes the lead role, joined onscreen by Zoe Kravitz, Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet, Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, and Ashley Judd.
Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, sixteen-year-olds have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another – for the rest of their lives. Beatrice Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that transform them all. But Tris has a secret she’s kept hidden, because if anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, this secret might help her save the people she loves… or it might destroy her.