Lucas Till and Brenton Thwaites Among Four Vying for Coveted ‘Divergent’ Role
Divergent is the next highly anticipated book series to make its way to the big screen. Shailene Woodley has landed the coveted role of 16-year-old Tris.
Set in a futuristic dystopia, Divergent tells the story of a teenager who seeks to break free from her homogeneous society that divides people based on human traits. She leaves her faction and joins a rival group, where she falls for a young man.
So, besides Tris, the next most talked about role is that of the young man she falls for – Dauntless instructor Four. So who is vying for the role? According to Deadline, Summit held chemistry readings yesterday pairing Shailene with Luke Bracey, Brenton Thwaites, Lucas Till and Jack Reynor.
Four is described as having “a spare upper lip, and a full lower lip. His eyes are so deep-set that his eyelashes touch the skin under his eyebrows, and they are dark blue, a dreaming sleeping, waiting color. His voice is deep, and it rumbles. He smirks. He has a stillness about him….His voice is low and smooth and almost soothing…[his eyes are] a shade of blue is peculiar, so dark it is almost black…He is muscular, nothing on his body yields. His hair is dark, almost black, especially when he cuts it short.”
So with that description, who do you think would make the best Four? We think these are great choices although Luke does look a little old to play 18. The rest seem like they could pull it off. Also, who will look the best with the black locks? Someone will definitely have to dye their hair for the role.
Click inside to find out a little bit more about each of the guys…
Lucas Till: The 22-year-old is best known for his work in Hannah Montana: The Movie and X-Men: First Class. He audition for another big franchise, The Hunger Games, but lost the role of Peeta to Josh Hutcherson. Next up, he can be seen in Paranoia alongside Liam Hemsworth. Did we mention he stole our hearts in Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” music video?
Brenton Thwaites: Brenton is a fairly newcomer to the US, but not in his native country of Australia. The 22-year-old is best known for his work on Aussie TV Shows “Home & Away” and “Slide” and made his US debut earlier this year in Lifetime’s Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (where he spent most of the time shirtless…extra points?) Next up he’ll play the Prince in Maleficent opposite Elle Fanning & Angelina Jolie.
Luke Bracey: Luke is another Australian who got his start on “Home & Away.” The 23-year-old is most recognizable for romancing Leighton Meester in Monte Carlo. Next up he stars in Where Did You Sleep Last Night? and American Dream.
Jack Reynor: The least known probably of the four, the 20-year-old broke out this year with his role in the critically acclaimed movie What Richard Did. The US born but raised in Ireland actor is currently filming The Delivery Man opposite Chris Pratt, Vince Vaughn and Cobie Smulders.