Meet your new ‘Four’ from the upcoming movie adaptation of Divergent!
Everyone’s been keeping a close eye on the casting of this movie and it was rumored that guys like Alex Pettyfer, Lucas Till, and Brenton Thwaites were being considered for the coveted role of Four but now we can officially announce that Theo James has landed the lead role opposite Shailene Woodley!
Theo James (Underworld: Awakening, “Golden Boy”) will play the man with a mysterious past. Four is Tris’s intense yet charismatic instructor and one of the leaders of the Dauntless faction.
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.
In a joint statement, Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, Co-Chairmen of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said, “Theo is not only an incredibly talented actor, he is also who we envisioned as Four when reading Veronica’s novel which has taken the world by storm. As we continue to develop the film, the studio remains committed to providing fans with a movie adaptation that stays as true to the book as possible and we are confident that we have done so with our selection of Shailene and Theo in the leading roles.”
“We took our time to find the right actor to fill the role of Four, and Theo is definitely the perfect fit,” said Erik Feig, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group’s President of Production. “Veronica has crafted a truly iconic character in Four and we cannot wait to begin production and bring him and this story to life for millions of fans around the world.”
Divergent is set to release Friday, March 21, 2014.