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DIVERGENT surprise coming+Shailene Woodley & Theo James on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday


Shailene Woodley and Theo James will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night to talk about Divergent. Zedd is also performing that night on the show.

Yesterday it was revealed that we would get a surprise on Monday and maybe it will be a new clip or trailer that Shai and Theo will also show on Jimmy Kimmel.


Jimmy Kimmel Live starts at 11:35pm ET.

What do you guys think the surprise is? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Trailer featuring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort released!

Our Tris and Caleb Prior, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are starring in the film adaptation of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars as Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. The trailer has just been released.

Watch the trailer now:

What do you think?

You can see Shai and Ansel as Hazel and Augustus in The Fault in Our Stars on June 6th.

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Moviefone.com Shares 10 Things they learned on the DIVERGENT set!


Moviefone.com got a chance to visit the set of Divergent. They decided to share 10 things they learned while on the Divergent set.

1. The filmmakers have a respected pedigree
This isn’t a production by Hollywood upstarts hoping to get in on the YA page-to-screen trend. Oscar-winning producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher of Red Wagon Entertainment have produced prestigious films like “Gladiator,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Memoirs of a Geisha.” The producers selected director Neil Burger, who has a history of making both action films (“Limitless”) and character-driven dramas (“The Illusionist.”)

Burger says he connected with the story and didn’t want to make just another teen movie. “I mean that was one of things that I was just like ‘Is it going to be another one of these movies?’ Some of which are really good, but I wanted something different. We’ve seen a lot of post-apocalyptic movies; we’ve seen these other young adult movies. So I just thought that there was a way to do it in a much more cinematic way, to tell it visually, and also to tell it in a more real way.”

2. Shailene Woodley (Tris) and Theo James (Four) have sizzling chemistry
As the new trailer makes obvious, the two leads have an undeniable chemistry. While every line they say to each other in the book didn’t make it into the screenplay, the two leads made a point of saying the Big Stuff is there, and it’s fabulous.

“I think their relationship in the book is slightly different, but obviously there’s only a certain amount of scenes that we can play in the movie,” Woodley told us. “So the arc of Tris and Four I don’t think is as full of the certain small nuances. But it’s good guys! Don’t worry it’s good.”

James confirmed that the romantic scene when Tris inspects Four’s tattoos (which the trailer teases) is as pivotal in the movie as it is in the book. “Yes, that scene remains in. That’s an important scene for us as well [as fans],” he said.”The great thing about their relationship at the beginning is that they’re not suddenly in love. I mean obviously they kind of are as soon as they see each other but they have this fractious thing because he’s trying to remain some sort of authority and she’s discovering herself so they are kind of back and fourth.”

3. Boys hit girls. Girls hit girls. Boys hit boys.
Just like in the book, the Dauntless Faction is known for its merciless initiation process, in which the transfer newbies must fight, fight, fight –- and gender is not an issue when it comes to sparring. As one of the story’s baddies, Miles Teller’s Peter had to really sell beating up Woodley’s Tris. “I would never hit a woman for the record,” Teller laughs. “With Shai there’s a certain level of comfort, which is great.”

Zoe Kravitz’s Christina has a memorable fight scene against the much larger and stronger Molly (Amy C. Newbold): “It was pretty intense. It was really tiring doing it over and over again. Like I said, Molly is twice my size, or Amy, so she throws me around and beats the sh-t out of me in this scene… At first they were like the fight sequence was just me being beaten and I’m like ‘Come on give me a few punches please.'”

Newbold, on the other hand, told us she loved the fights: “My fight with Shailene was the first day and then my fight with Zoe was the second day. So I was simultaneously super nervous because I didn’t know what to expect and it just ended up being so fun. I found out I really love to fight.”

4. It’s not like “The Hunger Games”
Although the cast and crew understands why “Divergent” is often compared to other movies based on popular young-adult franchises, they were quick to point out the many differences between the setting, the characters and storyline.

Newbold stresses how in “Divergent,” the violence isn’t supposed to be gratuitous, it’s about demonstrating your propensity for bravery: “In ‘Divergent,’ all of the initiates have chosen this and in that way they feel that it’s a characteristic that they are close to — this idea of bravery — and it’s something that resonates with them. So I think that’s a little different than your name being pulled out of something and being thrown into this arena where you have to kill.”

5. It’s not like “Twilight” either
Woodley stressed how Tris and Four are not Bella and Edward. “One of the main aspects that attracted me to Divergent was ‘their’ relationship. It’s not one of those teenage dramatic relationships where it’s love at first sight and she’s swooning over him and he’s there with her and then he withdraws and she has to chase him,” she said. “There’s no drama [or love triangles.] I feel like it’s very real and very personal and realistic to how a lot of relationships are. It’s very different than the Bella/Edward relationship. They’re completely on the opposite sides of the spectrum.”

6. Dystopian Chicago really is Chicago
Unlike “The Hunger Games,” which takes place mostly in unidentified rural regions of a dystopian North America, “Divergent” is set firmly in Chicago, so the producers decided to shoot in the Windy City as well.

“We wanted to do something that was more real, not raw in a gritty way, but raw in an immediate and intimate way. So one of the things we wanted to do was shoot on the streets of Chicago and we didn’t want to do CG skylines or digital landscapes,” Burger told us. “So I thought it’s set in Chicago and Chicago is this monumental place, why not use that? That’s the skyline, it’s already here, give or take a few building that might’ve been lost in the war. It’s pretty much the same. So the idea of shooting a movie that’s set in the future but on the streets that are familiar.”

7. Book fans need to prepare for differences between the book and the film.
Every director of an adaptation struggles with pleasing the hardcore book fans and creating a film adaptation that’s simultaneously faithful and fresh. Woodley says she hopes book fans will understand the differences.

“Obviously the book is what — 400 pages? The script is 90 pages, and there are some things in the book that logic-wise wouldn’t make sense in a theatrical way, so we had to switch the way we are presenting it,” she explained.

For example, in the movie it’s obvious that Four is more than two years older than Tris, as it’s written in the book. James thinks this was a necessary change: “I think for Four to have that experience as a leader and as someone of high skill that he is, that he joined two years ago and now he’s this f—ing legend, I think it makes more sense that he’s been there a bit longer, only a few more years.”

8. The young cast bonded over boot camp and concerts.
In addition to working out together for hours each day before shooting started, the young cast also got the chance to hang out at Chicago venues. Cast-member Christian Madsen explains how Zoe Kravitz hooked everybody up with tickets to see Erykah Badu. “Day two after I got here we went to see Erykah Badu at the House of Blues. Zoe got everyone tickets… I just remember stuff like that and we were dancing. No one really knew each other but by the end of the night everyone was into each other.”

Being her father’s daughter, Kravitz says it made sense to take everyone to the show: “It’s the first thing I do when I go to a new city; I want to go see music,” she tells us. “I was like ‘Dude, Erykah Badu’s playing!’ No one was excited as I was, and I was like ‘You don’t understand, she’s amazing!’ So we got everyone to go. Theo and Christian, the next couple of days like every time I would go to their apartments they would be listening to Erykah Badu.”

9. There’s a strong “Hunger Games” connection
Zoe Kravitz, who plays Tris’ fellow Dauntless transfer BFF Christina, is the daughter of Lenny Kravitz (Cinna in “The Hunger Games”) and the real life bestie of “X-Men: First Class” co-star Jennifer Lawrence aka Katniss Everdeen. Kravitz reached out to Jen to see what she was getting herself into.
“I spoke to Jen more about it. She was just like ‘Do it!’ and super supportive,” Kravitz told us. “It’s obviously changed her life quite a bit for the best, she’s killin it. It’s crazy I never expected to be in a big franchise film I was surprised when I did ‘X-Men’ and then ‘Mad Max’ and now I’m doing this. It’s really crazy for me.”

10. Everybody Loves Shai
The consistent refrain from every single person we met on the set, from the producer and director to the costume designer and stunts coordinator is that Woodley is a rare combination of talented, humble and generous. Perhaps that explains why she hits it off so well with her co-stars. Miles Teller, who plays her “Divergent” antagonist Peter, was previously her love interest in “The Spectacular Now,” and Ansel Elgort, her brother in “Divergent,” plays her first love in the upcoming “The Fault in Our Stars.”

Teller reveals about his friendship with Woodley: “Me and Shai have an interesting relationship, but that’s love you know? For a couple of months you’re so in love with that person and sometimes you’re on edge a little bit… If I could work with Shai once a year for the rest of my career than I think we’d be doing some good stuff together.”

I don’t know about you, but this makes me even more excited to see Divergent on March 21st.


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Akiva Goldman tapped to work on ‘INSURGENT’ script!

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The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman has been tapped to work on the Insurgent script. The script was first written by Brian Duffield.

Read what The Hollywood Reporter wrote:

Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman has been tapped to work on the script for Insurgent, the sequel to Summit’s upcoming YA adaptationDivergent, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

The producers are currently looking for a director for the sequel, as Neil Burger, who directed Divergent, has decided not to return for the sequel, citing schedule conflicts. Sources say shooting on the sequel will begin in the spring.

Brian Duffield first worked on the script for Insurgent, which is slated to hit theaters March 20, 2015. The first film in the series, Divergent, will open March 21, 2014. Lionsgate’s Summit has slated the third film — Allegiant — for March 18, 2016.

Goldsman won an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind.The writer-producer, who has stepped in to work on several other film scripts in the past, wrote The Da Vinci Code and co-wrote Cinderella Man, I, Robot and Angels & Demons.

Goldman wrote and directed the upcoming film Winter’s Tale, which stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe, and will hit theaters Feb. 14. He’s repped by CAA.

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.



Vote for DIVERGENT in the Final Four Round of MTV’s Movie Brawl!


Divergent has made it to the Final Four round of MTV’s Movie brawl. It is up against Vampire Academy.


Let’s continue to vote so that DIVERGENT can make it to the last 2 rounds!

Here is the schedule for the last rounds of the movie brawl:

January 23: Final Four
January 27: Final Two
January 30: The Winner… Revealed!


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Official DIVERGENT Soundtrack Announcement from Summit Entertainment (Includes Pre-order details)!

Yesterday Ellie Goulding announced her involvement with the Divergent soundtrack. She even revealed the Divergent soundtrack cover. Summit Entertainment has officially made their Divergent soundtrack announcement. The announcement also includes pre-order details.
DIVERGENT Soundtrack Cover





January 23, 2014 — Santa Monica, CA — Interscope Records will partner with Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF) company, to release the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the futuristic action-adventure film Divergent on March 11, 2014. The soundtrack will feature a brand-new song by multi-platinum British singer/ songwriter Ellie Goulding, titled “Beating Heart” as well as songs from Goulding’s sophomore album, Halcyon. Goulding will also contribute vocals for the film’s score composed by Grammy® nominated and multi-platinum electronic artist Junkie XL and executive produced by Grammy® and Oscar®-winning composer Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight, Inception). 

The film, which is based on the bestselling novel Divergent by Veronica Roth and hailed as the most highly anticipated movie of 2014 by social media research firm Fizziology, will be released in theaters and on IMAX® screens nationwide on March 21st.

“We started working on the film with songs from Ellie Goulding’s album Halcyon and soon found that the texture of her music and the tone of her voice matched perfectly with our film,” said director, Neil Burger. “In many ways Ellie has become the inner voice of our heroine Tris.”

In addition to “Beating Heart,” the soundtrack album will feature new music by multi-platinum, Grammy® nominated artist Zedd (the track “Find You,” featuring Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant) and more artists to be announced soon.

 North American fans can pre-order Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack exclusively at www.divergentsoundtrack.com starting Friday, January 24th. Pre-order bundle options include the soundtrack on 12″ picture disc vinyl, as well as a pre-order exclusive poster with the names of fans who order, plus more to be announced soon. 

Divergent is the first installment in the Divergent Trilogy, which were the top three (3) best-selling books of 2013 according to USA Today. The story is set within a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, and Tris Prior, played by Shailene 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.

Divergent is directed by Neil Burger from a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor, based on the novel by Veronica Roth.  The film stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Jai Cortney, Ray Stevenson, Zoё Kravitz, Miles Teller, Tony Goldwyn, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, and Kate Winslet

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Are you guys excited to get the Divergent soundtrack in your hands? You can on March 11.

You can also finally see Divergent on March 21.

What do you think of the Divergent soundtrack cover? Who else do you think will be on the soundtrack?

Sound off in the comments!


‘DIVERGENT’ Soundtrack Cover revealed!

The Divergent soundtrack cover has been revealed.

Ellie Goulding just announced that she would be on the Divergent soundtrack as Tris’ voice.

Check out the cover:


The date for the Divergent has not be revealed yet but stay tuned. See Divergent on March 21.

What are your thoughts on the cover?