The cast of Divergent has expanded by three. Maggie Q, Zoe Kravitz and Ansel Elgort will be joining Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) in the feature film adaptation of the first book in Veronica Roth’s young adult series. The books are similar in tone to The Hunger Games and have a loyal (and large) fan following.
The plot: “Divergent is a thrilling adventure centered around the monumental choice of deciding who you are and discovering who you can be. Set in a future where America is divided into five ideological factions to stabilize society and uphold peace, every citizen must choose a permanent faction at age 16 – either their own or another. Struggling to survive her initiation into the most aggressive and physically demanding of the factions, Beatrice Prior must uncover her true hidden strengths and risk her family, her new found love, and her very own life to defuse a mysterious conspiracy which could change the balance of power forever.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Maggie Q will play ‘Tori,’ one of the people who helps divide the citizens into factions. Kravitz will play a member of the Dauntless faction who becomes a friend of Tris (played by Woodley). And Elgort will handle the key role of Woodley’s character’s twin brother.