Book News: Kate Winslet Could Be Joining Divergent Cast

This is strictly unofficial until she accepts but the very thought that Kate Winslet could be joining the cast is news. No word yet on who she will be playing but I’m almost certain that this woud be the only franchise that she’s signed on for.

The novel turned film has had fans eagerly awaiting any news of casting, with only Shailene Woodley set in the role of Tris. It is currently unknown which role Winslet will be playing, but this is exciting news for any Divergent fan! Having someone as high-profile as Kate Winslet in the cast will be huge for exposure of the film.

– From Page to Premiere Network

Here’s a synopsis of the dystopian: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

I’m very excited for this announcement no matter how pre-mature (huge fan of the series). I hope she accepts and my guess will be that she’ll be playing Jeanine if she does.

What do you guys think? Excited that Kate could be a part of the cast? Who do you think she’ll play?

A. A. Omer


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