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.
Lloyd-Hughes will play Will, Lamb will play Edward and Madsen will play Al in the film.
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.
Divergent marks another strategic foray for Summit into producing material for young adults, building on Summit and corporate parent Lionsgate's leadership in the young-adult genre. Summit's Twilight Saga franchise has grossed more than $3.3 billion at the worldwide box office, and the first film of Lionsgate's The Hunger Games franchise is the 13th highest-grossing North American release of all time.
Lloyd-Hughes' recent credits include Great Expectations and The Scapegoat.
Lamb currently plays Anthony Rivers in The White Queen, which will premiere on BBC One and Starz later this year.
Madsen just wrapped Gia Coppola's film Palo Alto.
Lloyd-Hughes is represented by CAA. Lamb is represented by WME. Both Lloyd-Hughes and Lamb are managed by Lena Roklin. Madsen is represented by DBA-Fortitude and managed by Chris Prapha of Creative Partners Group.
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Divergent comes to theaters March 21st, 2014 and stars Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Kate Winslet, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Zoë Kravitz, Ray Stevenson, Tony Goldwyn. The film is directed by Neil Burger.