I haven’t kept my love for the Divergent series or author Veronica Roth any secret. So as Summit releases news about their casting choices for the Divergent movie, I’ve been all ears.
Last week it was leaked/released that Neil Burger will be the director of the first film. Neil’s directed the movies Limitless, The Lucky Ones, and The Illusionist before this. I honestly haven’t watched any of them so I can’t say what I think of choosing him for Divergent. What I do know though? He started his career in the 90’s directing the MTV tv show, Books: Feed Your Head. Which was a show that promoted reading. So he can’t be all that bad.
Divergent’s protagonist was also cast so it looks like Shailene Woodley (from Secret Life) will be playing Tris. In the book, Tris is described as slight, blonde, and not particularly pretty. Shailene meets one of three right now (she’s tiny!), and I’m sure they’ll bleach her hair. Although, I don’t think they’ll be able to make her anything but beautiful. I don’t mind the choice at all. I would have rather had Dakota, but, oh well. Veronica Roth has offered her full endorsement on the choice, so no one can argue those two.
Is THIS Tris and Four??
Internet buzz has it that Alexander Ludwig (Cato in The Hunger Games) met with the production team about playing Four. Twitter blew up on Friday when Ludwig posted: “Had an amazing meeting with Doug Wick (produced gladiator) about playing Four in Divergent. Need to get this one. Much love to the fans!” I don’t know how I feel about this choice, but I hope the team is taking everything into consideration. Then again, fandom cried out in terror when JHutch was cast as Peeta in The Hunger Games, and he was nothing but excellent in the role.
In my head, Tris will always look like Dakota Fanning and Four/Tobias will always be Alex Pettyfer (they really should consult me on these things…).
Forever MY Tris and Four.
But more important than any of that…where can I start a petition to get Adam Levine cast as a member of Dauntless in the movies? He COMPLETELY fits the faction! Dare I even suggest him for the role of Max? LOOK!
Let’s see….Dauntless characteristics are talking loud, being expressive, and using hand gestures when speaking (you have seen Levine on The Voice, right?). And the members wear black clothing (which, is 90% of Adam’s wardrobe and we already know he looks good in it) and are pierced and tattooed (um, please refer to the posted picture). Seriously, it’s about time for Levine to move into an acting role and Divergent seems the perfect fit for him.
Who do I need to start writing letter to if I want to make this happen??? Anyone with me?
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