In a new interview with AccessHollywood, Shailene Woodley revealed that, “Theo James, who plays my love interest in the film, is 28. In the book his character is about 18, but in the movie we’re making him about 24, or 25. He’s kind of ageless in a way. Even though in the book Tris is 16, we never really allude to the fact that she’s that young….this film has a kind of maturity to it. People constantly compare us to Hunger Games and I think that’s awesome. It kicked ass and Jen Lawrence is amazing. I think it’s a big compliment.”
Obviously Theo James doesn’t look 18, so fans of the books may feel a bit better knowing that they have changed his age for the films, rather than trying to pass him off as an 18 year old. I wonder how they don’t mention Tris’ age in the movie when she and her fellow peers go through the choosing ceremony at the age of 16. Their ages probably won’t take or changing anything from the story but it is a factor considering the age of the audience, particularly the fans of the books. In any case I’m sure we can all agree that we can’t wait to see Divergent in theaters March 21, 2014!
Today has been a big day for Divergent fans and the new pictures just keep on coming! Another Divergent still has materialized on Tumblr, but there is no Entertainment Weekly tag so unfortunately we can’t credit anyone, but if somebody knows I’d be happy to link them here! I’ll link Page to Premiere where I first saw this image. Below check out 9 high res photos that we saw earlier today as scans.
In super exciting Divergent news author Veronica Roth has announced that she will write four short stories about lead character Four.
A new listing on Harper Teen’s website announced the following: “More Four! Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by ‘The Transfer,’ the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships.”
Looks like this is part of the road to Allegiant publishing propaganda and we can’t wait to read to go along for the ride that’ll reach its high point in October with Roth’s spectacular third book finale!
The Transfer, the first Divergent short story, will be published as an eBook on September 24. The remaining three do not have a release date but we assume they’ll be published before or shortly after Allegiant. They’ll be titled, The Son, The Initiate and The Traitor.
This is not the first short story about Four released by Veronica Roth. Free Four was published in April 2012 and follows Divergent’s knife throwing scene through the eyes of Four. Four, also known by his real name Tobias Eaton, will be played by Theo James.
The Divergent movie opens in theaters March 21, 2014. Allegiant will be published October 22, 2013.