Not only is Shailene Woodley up for the highly coveted role of Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, she is also eyeing the female lead in Divergent.
Shailene Woodley eyes DIvergent
Divergent is based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth, which is drawing comparisons to The Hunger Games. Neil Burger will direct this first installment of what is being set up as a trilogy.
The story tells of a 16 year old girl named Beatrice Prior, who lives in a society divided into five factions, each based on a different virtue: honesty, selflessness, bravery, peacefulness, and intelligence. Snow White and the Huntsman's Evan Daugherty is writing the screenplay.
Production is scheduled to begin in March of 2013 for a first quarter 2014 release date.
Divergent comes to theaters March 21st, 2014 and stars Shailene Woodley, Maggie Q, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Jai Courtney, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Ben Lloyd-Hughes. The film is directed by Neil Burger.